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Travel Blog

Traveling blog
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Madison Angelico

on 15 November 2012

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Travel Blog : The Mesopotamian Government, Laws, and rulers inventions The invention of writing. The Sumerians were polytheistic which means to have more than 1 god. They have over 1,000 gods! I saw many different new inventions on my journey. religion The earliest know writing was made by the Mesopotamian people. Since wood was not common there, they used clay tablets. The writing was called cuneiform. Mesopotamia Like many ancient people, the ancient Sumerians believed that powerful gods lived in the sky. To the Sumerians, Marduk was an important god. To the Babylonians, Marduk was the most important (and most gloomy) god of all. (Marduk left
Shedu right) This is a stylus. It works like a writing tool except it's for engraving symbols into the clay. The people who wrote the tablets were called scribes. Scribes were very hard to become, but when a man became one, he would be very wealthy and have a high rank. Boys would have to study as a child to become a scribe and it took years of hard work of learning how to read and write the unique symbols. when I was in Mesopotamia, I learned that ... One of the most famous rulers was Hammurabi ruler of the Babylon. He had a law code of 282 laws consisting of some that were extremely cruel or fair for example if you strike a man of higher rank, you will take 60 blows from an ox whip in public. FOR WATCHING! One of the first piece of writing found was
The Epic of Gilgamesh. There were a lot of rulers in Mesopotamia. since mesopotamia was split up into many city-states, there wasn't one overall ruler. One thing I saw was
a wagon wheel. This
invention was made
of rock. This is a picture of Hammurabis
law code Ziggurats are temples that the Sumerians
and other city-states went to to worship their gods, hopeing to be blessed by them. this is someone doing cuneiform writing Point of intrest For watching One place I found interesting
was the hanging gardens of Babylon. on my trip in mesipatemia I found the instrument called the golden lyre. Music was so important in thier lives and religion that many times musical instraments were bearried with royelty. inventions People used the river for Transportation, Drinking, and farming. One of the places i found interesting was.. The Euphrates River! The Euphrates River was 1700 miles long!! Today it travels through 3 countries ,Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. The Euphrates River was beutiful sight! There were peple farming.
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