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MesopotamiaTerms2007 - Nebuchadnezzar Old Babylonian...

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1T HE R ISE OF C IVILIZATION [\MesopotamiaTerms2007] January 25, 2007 T. D’Altroy M ESOPOTAMIAN C IVILIZATION : H ANDY R EFERENCE T ERMS Akkad, Agade Ali Kosh alphabet: each distinct sound represented by a unique sign Anatolia Anu (Sky-God) Temple: ziggurat in Warka Arpachiyah Assyria Beidha (Kirkbride) bevel-rim bowls bullae Çatal Hüyük Çayonu Tepesi Choga Mami commodity sealings cuneiform: wedge-shaped writing cylinder seals Dadusha Early Dynastic: i.e., Sumer Ebla Elamite ensi : temple-related human spouse of city goddess Eridu Eshnunna Euphrates River Gilgamesh saga Gutian Habuba Kabira Halafian culture Hammurapi (a.k.a. Hammurabi; Amorite king) Hassunan culture ideograph: sign represent ideas Isin/Larsa Jarmo Jemdet Nasr Jericho Kassites, Hurrians “King of Kish”: overlord of all lords Kish Lagash Levant Lipit-Išhtar logograph: sign or symbol corresponds to single word lugal : warlord Lugalzagesi Marduk: Babylonian god Mari Matarrah (Braidwood) Mesopotamia Naram-Sin
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Unformatted text preview: Nebuchadnezzar Old Babylonian Period (Babylon) phoneticization: signs represent sounds pictograph: symbol represents concrete thing Puzrish-Dagan rebus principle Royal Cemeteries of Ur Sammarran culture sangu : chief administrator of temple Sargon Semitic Shulgisites: Warka, Habuba Kabira, Tell Brak, Nippur, Ur, Eridu Old Babylonian Period (Babylon) phoneticization: signs represent sounds pictograph: symbol represents concrete thing Puzrish-Dagan rebus principle Royal Cemeteries of Ur Samarran culture sangu : chief administrator of temple Sargon Semitic Shulgi Lipit-Išhtar Dadusha Sumer Susa Taurus mts Tell Brak Tell es-Sawwan tholoi Tigris River tokens ‘Ubaid Period: Tepe Gawra, Eridu ugala : foreman [manufacturing and trade] Umm Dabaghiyah Ur Ur-Nammu Uruk Urukagina Warka White Temple, Eanna Precinct (in Warka) Zagros mts 1 2...
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