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Ancient Mesopotamia The land between the rivers –Origins of language, cities Tigris and Euphrates –Flood was irregular.

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1 Ancient Mesopotamia The land between the rivers –Origins of language, cities Tigris and Euphrates –Flood was irregular

2 Daily Life Social classes Like to eat

3 Religion Polytheistic –Each city, patron god or goddess

4 The Role of Women Strictly defined –Daughter of her father, or wife of her husband Trained in traditional roles or wife, mother –Worked outside, based on work at home Arranged marriages –Part of her husband’s family

5 Writing Cuneiform –Sumerians 3,500 BCE –Simple pictures / pictograms Idea or object

6 Literature Seals –Rounded showing a story Myths, literary workers, folktales, Epic of Gilgamesh –Recorded around 2000 B.C.E. Long narrative poem Deeds of the hero

7 Hammurabi’s code Hammurabi ruled – B.C.E. –Inscribed on stone across the land

8 Mathematics and Measurement/ Science and Inventions 1 st to give number a place value Concept of zero The wheel Seeder plow, seeding and plowing at the same time Irrigation Using a sail to use wind power

9 Art and Agriculture Brick/ mud Arch and column Wood was in short supply and stone was non-existant

10 Warfare and Empire Monumental Architecture –Conquest divine mission of the kings

11 Standard of Ur

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