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Humanities 211 Quiz: Stonehenge Cuneiform – the earliest form of written expression. pictographs Mesopotamia – area located between the tigris and Euphrates rivers. Narner Papyrus – thick paper like material. Used in ancient Egyptian books Ziggurat – a temple in Mesopotamia having the form of a stepped pyramid. Code of Hammurabi – laws created by the 6 th Babylonian king- Hammurabi Babylonia – state in southern Mesopotamia. Gilgamesh – 5ht King of uruk. Main character in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Fertile Crescent – area in southern Mesopotamia Called the ‘cradle of civilization’ Tigris – the eastern of 2 great rivers the define Mesopotamia Euphrates- the western of 2 great rivers the define Mesopotamia Sumer – The earliest known civilization in the world. beer post and lintel – simple construction technique. Used in Stonehenge Paleolithic – prehistoric era distinguished by the development of stone tools Neolithic – the last period of the stone age Anthropomorphism – giving a nonhuman humanlike characteristics. Polytheism – the belief and worship of multiple gods Myth – a sacred story concerning the origins of the world Stele – a stone or wooden memorial. (for dead or alive) Reliefs Henge – a prehistoric architectural structure. Circular or oval shaped and over 20m. lapis lazuli – favorite stone for amulets and ornaments. Considered an amulet of great power according to the book of the dead. Nebuchadnezzar – king of the Babylonian empire. Greatest king in the dynasty of
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course HUM 211 taught by Professor Henry during the Spring '08 term at NJIT.

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Quiz I Review - Humanities 211 Quiz: Stonehenge Cuneiform...

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