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Ancient Mesopotamia

Ziggurat Review
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Tara Schenck

on 25 October 2016

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Transcript of Ancient Mesopotamia

ZIGGURAT
worship the gods
POLYTHEISM
SHRINE
What did you infer about the role of religion using the list of gods/goddesses?
A. RELIGION
D. GOVERNMENT
Code of Hammurabi
eye for an eye justice
equal justice
Did you agree with Hammurabi?
F. CONTRIBUTIONS
Cylinder Seals
Gilgamesh
Scribe
Cuneiform
ANCIENT
MESOPOTAMIA

stela
3500 + 2012 = 5512 years ago!
FQ: What does Mesopotamia tell us about life in the ancient world?
3500 BCE
belief in many gods
MONOTHEISM
Let's try using the format and Socrative now...
The ancient Mesopotamians invented many important things that are still in use today.
stone "arm"
7000 BC limestone

this artifact once held a door to a house
Agriculture played a very important role in the development of Mesopotamian society.
As writing developed,
its uses became more complex over the course of time.
glass
written laws
language
agriculture
What was the role of religion in ancient civilizations like Mesopotamia?
How has the Mesopotamian invention of writing made you "immortal"?
What are the positive/negative consequences of this "immortality"?
E. CONTRIBUTIONS
C. GEOGRAPHY
B. HISTORY
What were some consequences of the new technology created in ancient Mesopotamia?
What was the purpose of humans in the Sumerian creation myth?
MYTH
traditional or legendary story without a determinable basis in fact
How does geography influence the Sumerian myth?
What does the Sumerian creation myth tell us about life in ancient Mesopotamia?
What groups had power in ancient Mesopotamia?
How did they use their power?
IMMORTALITY

Who was Gilgamesh,
and why is his story important?
FLOOD STORY
HERO's JOURNEY
How does learning about ancient cultures impact how you understand the world?
1. How did Mesopotamians use technology?

2. How did Mesopotamians use cylinder seals?

3. How did technology help the Phoenicians trade?

4. How did Babylonians water the hanging gardens?

5. How did technology change warfare?

6. What does the Standard of Ur show?

Refresh memory with Netflix
fair treatment under the law
(same punishments for ALL social classes)
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