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A place where something lives.


A 3 line poem that has 17 syllables in the Japanese language, and expresses a single thought, feeling or idea.


The pilgrimage or holy journey to the city of Mecca

Hammurabis Code

Oldest written system of laws. They were created by King Hammurabi of Babylonia in th mid 18th century BCE and placed on stones tablets for all to see.


Semitic language originating in ancient Palestine and spoken by the Israelites. Modern Hebrew was developed in the 19th and 20th centuries from the ancient written language.


The flight of Mohammed from Mecca to Median which was instrumental to the founding of the religion of Islam. Occurs in 622 ACE, which dates the founding of Islam.

heliocentric model

Theory of the universe that states the sun is the center, and that the earth revolves around it.


Time period from the late 4th century BCE to the 1st century CE that was characterized by Greek achievement and a blending of Persian, Egyptian, Greek, and Indian cultures due to the empire of Alexander the Great.

Henry VIII

(1491-1547) King of England who transformed his country into a Protestant nation during the Reformation.

Herzl, Theodor

(1860-1904) Leader of Zionist movement to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

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