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JAVA GAMES - Mesopotamia *

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Fertile CrescentMesopotamia was called the ___, farmland surrounded by desert
ZigguratPyramid shaped temple, common in Sumerian civilizations
Mesopotamia___ is an ancient region, meaning “between two rivers” in Greek
SiltThe floods of the Tigris and Euphrates would leave ___ for farming
FloodsRegularly washed away top soil and destroyed villages
CalendarMesopotamians developed a 12 month ___
IrrigationMesopotamians used ___ to water crops during the dry season
TradeMesopotamians acquired materials not common in Mesopotamia
CuneiformEarliest known writing system
Clay tabletsUsed a stylus to carve writing onto ___
Epic of GilgameshPossibly the oldest written story in the world
60Sumerians and Babylonians used a number system based on ___
GilgameshThe Epic of Gilgamesh was based on a powerful king named ___
EnkiduIn the Epic of Gilgamesh, ___ is a wild man, raised by animals, but eventually becomes close friends with Gilgamesh
HuwawaGiant and guardian of the Cedar Forest slayed by Gilgamesh
ZiusudraAfter the death of Enkidu, Gilgamesh seeks advice from ___, a former Sumerian king who survived the great flood
Peasant farmersMost people in Mesopotamia were ___
PolytheisticWorship many gods
PalaceCenter of government and a house for the king and queen
City walls___ were built around the city to protect the people from attack
Aqueducts___ were constructed to move water throughout cities
City-statesMost cities developed their own governments, becoming ___
EmpireState gaining, controling and ruling land and people outside its state
Code of HammurabiFirst important attempt by a ruler to publish the laws of his kingdom
WarfareCommon due to limited farmland. Brought chaos to Mesopotmia


Social Studies Teacher
York High School
York, NE

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