Achievements Review Flashcards


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Artifact

An object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest

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Cuneiform

A system of writing in which wedge-shaped symbols represented words or syllables. It originated in Mesopotamia and is considered the first system of writing.

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Hieroglyphics

An Egyptian writing system that used pictures to represent words. Also used by Mayans.

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Cultural Values

A society's deeply held beliefs about what is most important to them

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Papyrus

Reeds found along the Nile river; used to make paper in ancient Egypt

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Hymn

A religious song or poem

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Writing System

Makes it possible to unite people across large areas

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Olympics

An ancient festival held every fourth year and made up of athletic contests with the winner's prize being a crown of olive branches.

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Scribe

A person whose job was to copy documents - in ancient times these were often the only people who could read and write

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Archaeologist

An expert who studies the past by examining objects that people have left behind