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6-08-2015, 00:23

GLOSSARY

amelu

The Sumerian-Akkadian ruler/priest caste; later, the Babylonian free citizen caste.
calcite

A mineral containing calcium and carbon.
caste system

A cultural system of organization in which people are separated into different classes.
cuneiform

A style of writing that uses a stylus to make wedge-shaped markings.
demigod

A being with less power than a god but more power than a mortal person.
elusive

Difficult to understand or achieve.
floodplain

Low-lying ground near a river.

giparu

The home for priests inside a Sumerian temple.
mushkinu

The most common ancient Mesopotamian caste, incorporating all nonslave laborers and craftsmen.
pantheon

The gods of a particular mythology or religious system.
stela .

An upright stone slab used to commemorate significant dates in the reign of a king or queen.
ziggurat

A multilayered pyramid temple platform used in Mesopotamia.


 

 

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