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Transcript of Ancient Mesopotamia
worship the gods
What did you infer about the gods and goddesses of Mesopotamia?
Code of Hammurabi
eye for an eye justice
Did you agree with Hammurabi?
3500 + 2012 = 5512 years ago!
belief in many gods
what similarities and differences did you see in the Sumerian and Babylonian creation myths?
The ancient Mesopotamians invented many important things that are still in use today.
7000 BC limestone
this artifact once held a door to a house
Agriculture played a very important role in the development of Mesopotamian society.
What was the function of religion in ancient Mesopotamia?
How does learning about Mesopotamia impact how you understand parts our culture today?
How would you describe the relationship between the people of Sumer and their gods/goddesses?
"I sought for help, but no one taketh my hand.
I wept, but no one came to my side."
"May the known and unkown goddess be pacified.
The sin which I have committed I know not."
How do we use inferences and connections from
reliable sources to build understanding about
What was the purpose of humans in the Babylonian creation myth?
traditional or legendary story without a determinable basis in fact
Sumerian Creation Myth
What elements of geography do you see in the myth?
How does geography influence myth in ancient Mesopotamia?
Who had power in ancient Mesopotamia,
and how did they use it?
How did the invention of writing lead to immortality?
How does the development of culture in Mesopotamia impact history?