Ancient River Civilizations WHI SOL Part II
Name the Civilizations ? ? ? ?
Since these river valley civilizations are the birthplaces of civilizations, what is their nickname?
Mesopotamia had advanced cities. Each of these cities were independent with their own leaders. What do we call these type of cities?
These city states had a centralized government. At first they were run by people who had religious authority. Who were these people?
Religion was a major part of life in all early civilizations. Each of the civilizations believed in many gods. What is a term for this?
Military leaders would soon take over the city states. They would come to be known as
Around 3000 B.C. the scribes in Mesopotamia invented a system of writing to record their business transactions. They wrote on moist clay tablets with a stylus made out from a sharpened reed. What do we call this writing?
The people in Mesopotamia began using this metal rather than copper and stone to make tools and weapons?
By bringing together the peoples and nations of northern and southern Mesopotamia, Sargon of Akkad created the world’s first-
Several people from different lands, nations, or previously independent states under the control of one ruler.
The Babylonian Empire would emerge in Mesopotamia. The first king of the Babylonian empire inscribed laws on 8 foot tall stone tablets and placed them throughout his empire. Who was he?
The area of the Nile River that emptied into the Mediterranean Sea was rich in soil deposits. What was this land known as?
Egyptians dominated these people to the south for 1000 years (2000 to 1000 BCE)
As Egypt fell into decline around 1000 B.C., this Nubian kingdom began emerging as a regional power?
After the Kushites lost Egypt to the Assyrians they retreated from Egypt and prospered for several centuries in this city?
Meroë would become a major center for the manufacture of weapons and tools made from this metal