STUDY SHEET 1wc2008

STUDY SHEET 1wc2008 - STUDY SHEET 1 TERMS Sumerians...

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STUDY SHEET 1 TERMS Sumerians – Mesopotamians, the first and created the first writings Ziggurat – main structure of the Mesopotamians, non-religious Cuneiform – created by the Mesopotamians, first style of writing Epic of Gilgamesh – written by the Babylonians, “Noah’s” story Sargon - Babylonians – 2 nd Mesopotamian civilization; created the first form of literature Neo-Babylonians (Chaldeans) – Conquer the Hebrews Semitic – Mid-Eastern people with same speech characteristics and color; Arabic and Hebrew Hieroglyphics - ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound. Re/Ra - The ancient Egyptian sun god, the supreme deity represented as a man with the head of a hawk crowned with a solar disk and uraeus. Osiris - The ancient Egyptian god of death, whose annual death and resurrection personified the self-renewing vitality and fertility of nature. Amon/Aton/Aten - The Egyptian god of life and reproduction, represented as a
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 102h taught by Professor Self during the Spring '08 term at Old Dominion.

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