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Transcript of Mesopotamia

The Geographer
Q:Explain where Mesopotamia was located. What are the names of the two rivers where Mesopotamia lay? What does Mesopotamia mean?
A:Mesopotamia is located in modern day Iraq. Mesopotamia is located between the the Tigris River and the Euphrates River. Mesopotamia means a Greek name, mesos 'middle' and pot umos 'river', so 'land between rivers.'
Q:Draw a map to illustrate its historical location.
Q: What present-day country would be the location of Ancient Mesopotamia?
A: The present day country of Mesopotamia is Iraq.
Q:How far is Mesopotamia from our school (approximately)?
A: Approximately 6370 miles

The Historian
Q: List the names of the civilizations which made Mesopotamia their home a long time ago. Include a timeline chart that shows the times of at least 4 civilizations.
A:Sumeria-3500-1800 B.C.
Armorites-1800-1530 B.C.
Kassites-1530-1170 B.C.
Assyrians-1170-612 B.C.
Q:What are the requirements of a civilization?
A:1.urban revolution 2.new political and military 3.social structure based on economic power 4.the development of complex technology5.devolopment of writing 6.distinct religious structure 7.new forms of artistic and cultural activity
Q: Explain the importance of Hammurabi.
A: Hammurabi was an ancient Babylonian King. He created the first written set of laws. In Hammurabi's court it didn't matter if you were rich or poor.
Q: Write down any 5 different Hammurabi Laws that you find interesting and include the translation of it from Yale Law School.
A: 282. If a slave said to his owner: "You are not my owner," if they convict him his owner shall cut off his ear.
22. If any one is committing a robbery and is caught, then he shall be killed
13. There is no 13th Law because, then as now, the number 13 was considered to be an unlucky and evil number.
195. If a son hits his father, his hands shall be cut off.
197. If he break another man's bone, his bone will be broken.
Q: Explain who Gilgamesh was. Retell his story IN YOUR OWN WORDS!
A:Gilgamesh was a king who later became a toy and was coined,"the first superhero."

The Agriculturalist
Q: Describe the farming and agriculture of Mesopotamia.
A: They raised sheep, goats, and cows. They hunted wild game birds and other animals. They enjoyed fish, cheese, eggs, roasted duck, pork, and deer. It never rained much, but settlers learned that if you irrigated the land the grew quickly. The Sumerians wove sturdy baskets.
Q: Explain how poisoned fields contributed to the collapse of Mesopotamia.
A: Along with factors such as war and changes in the environment, scientist believed irrigation technologies played an important role in maskan-shapir's collapses.
Q: What did Sumerians eat?
A: Sumerians normally ate two meals a day. Except the rich ate unreeled bread and drank large amounts of beer.cows milk was also drank,but it quickly soured.
Q:Explain why civilizations like those from Mesopotamia, would live close to bodies of water.
A:They lived close to bodies of water because then they could get surplus of food,a division of labor,organized government and religion,and writing.

The Archaeologist
Q: Explain one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world known as the 'Hanging Gardens of Babylon".
A:It was rumored that the king King Nebuchadnezzar, ordered the gardens built to honor his queen.The queen was homesick for her land in the mountains. The gardens were designed by the king to make his queen feel loved and welcomed in her new land of Babylon.
Q:Illustrate and label 4 inventions from Mesopotamia. Explain the importance of one these ancient inventions.
A: Cuneiform - The First Written Language
Gilgamesh - The First Super-Hero
Hammurabi's Law Code - Written Down, and Applied to Everyone
Hanging Gardens of Babylon (one of the 7 wonders of the world!)
It was rumored that the king King Nebuchadnezzar, ordered the gardens built to honor his queen.The queen was homesick for her land in the mountains. The gardens were designed by the king to make his queen feel loved and welcomed in her new land of Babylon.
Q:What is cuneiform? Which civilization invented it? Spell your name using Cuneiform. You can draw it or use the printer to print off your name.
A:cuneiform is a wedge shaped writing system used and invented by the Sumerians.
Q: What are the different classes of people in ancient Mesopotamia?
A: The class system in Mesopotamia included, upper, middle, and lower. The upper class included kings, wealthy property owners and priest. The middle class included skilled worker, merchants , and farmers. The lower class were slaves.

Jobs in Mesopotamia
There was many job that had to be done in the great civilization of Mesopotamia (now know as Iraq), some of the jobs were...
~The Geographer
~The Historian
~The Agriculturalist
~The Archaeologist
In this presentation you will learn about these jobs and what they did in these jobs.

Q:Click on the below internet link on Farming in Mesopotamia. Once you have
read about the farming year, explain the steps it would take to farm each year in Mesopotamia. (USE YOUR OWN WORDS)
A: The farmers in Mesopotamia grew their crops in an area with little rainfall and a little water supply. One way they could farm was through a developing system for controlling the direction and flow of water supply.Canals and irrigation ditches were built redirecting the water to fields.regulaters were then used to raise and lower water levels.
Q: What is a Ziggurat? What was its purpose? Include a picture
A: Sumerians worshiped many gods and goddesses.The people built elaborate temple towers called ziggurats to honor them.
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