Presentation on theme: "Warm-Up Which laws or punishments in Hammurabi’s Code seem unusual today? Macklin and Ian’s group may not mention the law about punching a pregnant woman."— Presentation transcript:
2Warm-UpWhich laws or punishments in Hammurabi’s Code seem unusual today?Macklin and Ian’s group may not mention the law about punching a pregnant woman in the stomach.What difference does that suggest to you about ancient Babylon compared to modern society?
3Phoenicians Seafaring society Cultural exchange Take the cuneiform system of writing from Mesopotamia and created a simplified alphabetForerunner to Greek and Latin alphabet
4The Stele of Naram-Sin,Akkadian King, ca BCEWhat can this artwork tell us about the Akkadian state (a Mesopotamian empire)?
5Epic of GilgameshWe will popcorn read this story together and discuss!The actors –Gilgamesh – king of UrukEnkidu – a wild man, and G’s best friendShamhat – a harlotHumbaba – a demonEnil – a God, ruler of earth and menIshtar – Goddess of sexual loveTaurus – Bull of HeavenShamash – Sun GodShiduri – a wise old tavern keeperUta- Napishti – lone survivor of the Flood
6Conclusion Answer the following question: Which of the documents we have seen—Hammurabi’s Code, the Stele of Naram-Sin, or the Epic of Gilgamesh—is most useful to the historian writing about Mesopotamian society?