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:
2 Warm-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?
3 Phoenicians Seafaring society Cultural exchange Take the cuneiform system of writing from Mesopotamia and created a simplified alphabetForerunner to Greek and Latin alphabet
4 The Stele of Naram-Sin,Akkadian King, ca BCEWhat can this artwork tell us about the Akkadian state (a Mesopotamian empire)?
5 Epic 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
6 Conclusion 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?