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pd2-Gillian Hilscher

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on 9 October 2012

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Mesopotamia Mesopotamians believed in education, and wanted their sons to learn how to write. They developed a written language of wedge-shaped symbols, which we call 'cuneiform.'
Mesopotamians kept lists and records of many things; household goods, court activity, sales and purchases, and a list of their kings. Below is a table of cuneiform writing. Cuneiform In order to form a civilization, it must meet the following requirements:

Written Language
Class Division Mesopotamia was located in the Fertile Crescent,
in between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Mesopotamia was the very first
civilization; it started in 3000BC, about 5,000 years ago! The First Civilization Mesopotamians were great inventors. They invented many things, such as money, sail boats, frying pans, harps, kilns, cosmetic sets, razors, hammers, axes, the plow, the plow seeder, and the wheel, which we still use today. They also invented 'irrigation' which means, "controlling water to get it where it is needed." Another thing they invented was the first superhero: Gilgamesh! He was claimed to be two-thirds god. Mesopotamians had a mathematics system too, which they based on the number 60. The capital of Mesopotamia was Uruk, which had a population of 24,000 people. Inventions The Wheel
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