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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.

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2 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 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 alphabet Forerunner to Greek and Latin alphabet

4 What can this artwork tell us about the Akkadian state (a Mesopotamian empire)? The Stele of Naram-Sin, Akkadian King, ca BCE

5 EPIC OF GILGAMESH We will popcorn read this story together and discuss! The actors – Gilgamesh – king of Uruk Enkidu – a wild man, and G’s best friend Shamhat – a harlot Humbaba – a demon Enil – a God, ruler of earth and men Ishtar – Goddess of sexual love Taurus – Bull of Heaven Shamash – Sun God Shiduri – a wise old tavern keeper Uta- 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?


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