Ancient Civilizations Crossword

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QUESTIONS LIST: FERTILE CRESCENT : the “land between the rivers;” lush farmland surrounding the area of Mesopotamia, POLYTHEISM : belief in two or more gods, CULTURAL DIFFUSION : spreading of ideas or products from one culture to another, PHARAOH : a king of ancient Egypt, considered a god, DYNASTY : series of rulers under one family, THEOCRACY : a government controlled by religious authorities, EMPIRE : brings together several independent peoples, nations, or states, CUNEIFORM : system of writing with wedge-shaped symbols invented by Sumerians, CITY STATE : city and surrounding area functioning as a country does today, HIEROGLYPHICS : ancient Egyptian writing systems using pictures to represent ideas and sounds