Based on the clues, try to name these ancient civilizations.
- We consider "ancient" to have different contexts in the Old World and New World
- Peak dates are estimates
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First civilization in Mesopotamia. Led by Sargon the Great
The first Indian civilization was centered on this river valley
Possibly matriarchal civilization of ancient Crete
Civilization ruled by pharaohs
City destroyed by Greeks in "The Iliad"
The earliest dynasty of China that is supported by archaeological evidence
Sea-faring culture of Tyre who invented the alphabet and may
have circumnavigated Africa
Mesopotamian society known for cruelty. Led by Ashurbanipal
Civilization that captured the Jews. Led by Nebuchadnezzar
Empire founded by Cyrus the Great in modern-day Iran
Once the dominant culture in central Italy
Greek city-state famous for philosophy and democracy
Greek city-state famous for its military
Culture whose priests were known as Druids
City-state near modern-day Tunis. Founded by Dido
City that once controlled the entire Mediterranean
Asiastic horsemen who terrorized Europe
Civilization of the Yucatan peninsula that built Chichen Itza
Mexican empire formed from the alliance of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan
Andean empire with its capital at Cusco
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