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3 major periods

Ancient
Medieval
Modern

2

Bc means ?

Before Christ

3

Bce means?

Before the common era

4

Oligarchy

Rule by a few

5

Monarchy

Rule by a king or queen

6

Theocracy

Rule by religious leaders

7

Republic

Rule by law

8

Democracy

Rule by the majority (people)

9

Three monotheistic religions

Judaism
Christianity
Islam

10

Fertile Crescent

Fertile strip of land that went from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian gulf

11

Two major rivers

Tigris and Euphrates

12

Mesopotamia

Land between rivers

13

3 major empires

Sumer
Babylonians
Assyrians

14

Summer is considered to be....?

The oldest civilization

15

5 characteristics of a civilization

Cities
Social classes
Written language
Religion
Advanced technology

16

Ur means??

City and is believed to be the oldest city in the world

17

Ziggurat is a ..?

Temple

18

Cuneiform?

Pictures like hierology

19

Scribes

Record keepers

20

Gilgamesh

Believed to be the oldest story in the world

21

Polytheist religion

Many gods

22

The oldest known law code

Code of hammurabi

23

Tower of Babel

Protect from flood

24

Babylonians

Most feared

25

Nineveh

Capital city