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ASSYRIA.  Assyrians have used two different languages, Ancient Assyrian (Akkadian) and Modern Assyrian (Neo-syric)  Akkadian was written in Cuneiform,

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1 ASSYRIA

2  Assyrians have used two different languages, Ancient Assyrian (Akkadian) and Modern Assyrian (Neo-syric)  Akkadian was written in Cuneiform, on clay tablets, and was used from the beginning to 750 BC  By 750 BC they had a new writing system written on parchment, leather or papyrus it was brought by Arameans  Aramic was the second official language in 752 BC Writing

3  Had king  Ordinary people farmed the land  Kings had beautiful palaces with human headed animal sculptures in front Social Structure

4  They had beautiful palaces and temples  Magnificent sculptures, walls, and gateways  Palaces and temples made of sun-dried bricks  Had great flights of steps because they built on mounds  Their structures were like no one else’s Art/Architecture

5  They had a certain irrigation system  They designed and invented and used the machine to which was mainly used to raise the water out of the river  We think the Assyrians were the first to invent an armored car, which is very powerful, it could smash holes in walls  They made personal boats made of animal skins that were somehow inflatable to cross rivers so they could escape from or attack their enemies Technology

6  They had a god, Ashur  They had other important gods  They had two religions, Ashurism and Christianity  The word Assyrian in Latin form derives from Ashur their main god  They believed that humans were meant to serve the gods  They were the first nation to accept christianity  Magic, rituals, and fortune telling were important to their religion Religion

7  They had a King known as the Great King  The oldest son and heir usually handled the administrative affairs of the country  The oldest son also lived in the Palace of Administration Government

8  Maddie Lightfoot- Religion  Wyatt Rehberg- Government  Abby Lewis- Technology  Tori Fellhauer- Writing, Social Studies, and Art/Architecture Authors

9   Kids Discover Mesopotamia  World Book Encyclopedia  History Alive Book   Sources


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