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Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers

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Transcript of Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers

Sumer
The Name Game
Mesopotamia means "the land between two rivers".
The Name Game 2
The Fertile Cresecent
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/205250/Fertile-Crescent
The Name Game 3
See link below

http://www.historywiz.com/exhibits/emergenceofciv.html
Bronze Age
People of Mesopotamia
http://landbetweentherivers.weebly.com/daily-life.html
http://www.ancient.eu/Bronze_Age/
Mesopotamia Architecture
Clay mud bricks were used to create many buildings in Mesopotamia.
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/westasia/architecture/sumerian.htm
Writing
Cuneiform
http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/writing/home_set.html
Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers
Economic System
Barter-trading goods and services without money
http://mesopotamia.mrdonn.org/commerce.html
https://sites.google.com/site/theancientmesopotamiaproject/economics
Disadvantages of settling near the river
Unpredictable flooding combined with little to no rain.
No natural barriers for protection
Natural resources were limited
Solving the problem
https://sites.google.com/site/theancientmesopotamiaproject/economics
Each city and the surrounding land forms the city state. They function like an independent country.
Government
http://mesopotamia.mrdonn.org/government.html

Religion in Mesopotamia
http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/gods/home_set.html

Social Classes
http://www.hierarchystructure.com/mesopotamia-social-hierarchy/
Sargon of Akkad
http://www.ancient.eu/Sargon_of_Akkad/
Hammurabi
http://www.ushistory.org/civ/4c.asp
http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/hammurabi
Inventions
http://www.ancientmesopotamians.com/ancient-mesopotamian-inventions.html
http://www.ducksters.com/history/mesopotamia/science_and_technology.php
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