aqueduct: an artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge supported by tall columns across a valley.
Babylonia: an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia
city-state: a city that with its surrounding territory forms an independent state
cuneiform: wedge-shaped characters used in the ancient writing systems of Mesopotamia
edubba: A Sumerian 'house of tablets', a place of learning where archives and literature were stored on clay tablets. A school and repository of knowledge
fertile crescent: a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
Gilgamesh: a legendary Sumerian king who was the hero of an epic collection of mythic stories
Hammurabi's Code: The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved ancient law code, dating to ca. 1790 BC (middle chronology) in ancient Babylon. It was enacted by the sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi, and partial copies exist on a human-sized stone stele and various clay tablets
Hanging Gardens of Babylon: a terraced garden at Babylon watered by pumps from the Euphrates; construction attributed to Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC
Hittites: a member of an ancient people who established an empire in Asia Minor and Syria that flourished from c. 1700 to c. 1200 BC.
irrigation: supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
levees: an embankment built to prevent the overflow of a river.
Mesopotamia: the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
number system: numeration system: any notation for the representation of numbers
polytheism: the belief in or worship of more than one god
Sargon I: Sargon I reigned as king of the old-Assyrian Kingdom from ca. 1920 BC to 1881 BC. Named after his predecessor Sargon of Akkad.
scribe: a person who copies out documents, esp. one employed to do this before printing was invented.
Sumer: an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC
The Legend of Gilgamesh: an epic poem from Mesopotamia, it is amongst the earliest surviving works of literature
Tigris and Euphrates: Two main rivers that form the fertile crescent
ziggurat: (in ancient Mesopotamia) a rectangular stepped tower, sometimes surmounted by a temple. Ziggurats are first attested in the late 3rd millennium BC
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