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Posted by Victoria on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:42am.

City States:

1,How does an empire differ from a city-state?
A city-state is an independent country whose territory consists of a city which is not administered as part of another local government. An empire is a geographically extensive group of states and peoples united and ruled either by a monarch.

How did Hammurabi’s law code advance civilization?
It was the first law code to give punishment without bias of rank and status in the community. Everyone was treated equally in the law of the land.
What was the main difference between the flooding of the Nile and that of the rivers in Mesopotamia?
The difference was that the rivers of Mesopotamia, the Euphrates and Tigress, flooded unpredictably, while the Nile flooded predictably.
Why were Egypt’s pharaohs unusually powerful rulers?
The Egyptian pharaoh's were powerful because the people saw them as gods.
What were the main achievements of the ancient Egyptians?
-They built great Pyramids -They invented Hieroglyphics, a system of writing using characters in the form of pictures. -They invented the Calendar. -They used a loom to weave cloth for clothing. -They invented the Shadoof, a cranelike device for lifting water from the Nile. -They made paper from the papyrus reed plant. -They knew about diseases and attempted to cure people of them.-They knew about geometry by using it to reset the boundaries for their fields after the floods of the Nile.-They created a type of government known as the kingdom and established dynasties.-They had specialized skills (brick making, building pyramids) and specialized occupations such as scribes, carpenters, makers of shoes, baskets, etc.-They used a form of astronomy in their calendar. It was "accurate" with 365 days based on the star Sirius.

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