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A-ssyrian Empire Civilization of western Asia in the upper valley of the Tigris River. In its zenith between the ninth and seventh centuries b.c. the empire extended from the Mediterranean Sea across Arabia and Armenia.
B-abylonians An ancient empire of Mesopotamia in the Euphrates River valley. It flourished under Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar II but declined after 562 b.c. and fell to the Persians in 539
C-yrus Persian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC
D-arus King of Persia who expanded the Persian Empire and invaded Greece but was defeated at the battle of Marathon (550-486 BC)
E-gypy A republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
F-loyd Is my families generation; last name passed down from generation to generation.
G-enius exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability.
H-yksus a people of mixed Semitic and Asian descent who invaded Egypt and settled in the Nile delta c. 1640 BC. They formed the 15th and 16th dynasties of Egypt and ruled a large part of the country until driven out c. 1532 BC.
I-slam the religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah
J-erusalem capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
K-ush Kush is a 2007 independent action-thriller film directed by York Shackleton, starring Nick Annunziata, William Atherton, Michael Bellisario, Matthew Carey, James DeBello, Lin Shaye, and James Duval. Kush is distributed by Maverick Entertainment Group. ..
L-ydians the Anatolian language of the Lydians, of which some inscriptions and other texts have survived in a version of the Greek alphabet.
M-eroe Meroë is an ancient city on the east bank of the Nile about 6 km north-east of the Kabushiya station near Shendi, Sudan, approximately 200 km north-east of Khartoum. Near the site are a group of villages called Bagrawiyah. This city was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush for several centuries.
N-ew Kingdom The New Kingdom of Egypt, also referred to as the Egyptian Empire, is the period in ancient Egyptian history between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC, covering the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Dynasties of Egypt. ..
P-iankhi Piye was a Kushite king and founder of the Twenty-fifth dynasty of Egypt who ruled Egypt from 753/752 BCE to c.722 BCE according to the most recent academic research by Rolf Krauss and David Warburton. He ruled from the city of Napata, located deep in Nubia, modern day Suda
R-oyal Road a way of attaining or reaching something without trouble.
S-atrap a provincial governor in the ancient Persian empire.
T-hutmose Thutmose III was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. During the first twenty-two years of Thutmose's reign he was co-regent with his stepmother, Hatshepsut, who was named the pharaoh
U-nique being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else
V-irtuous living having or showing high moral standards
W-arring states period The Warring States period, also known as the Era of Warring States, is a period in ancient China following the Spring and Autumn period and concluding with the victory of the state of Qin in 221 BC, creating a unified China under the Qin Dynasty
Z-oroaster Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism