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Travel Blog: Mesopotamia
Transcript of Travel Blog: Mesopotamia
-Cuneiform consisted of hundreds of wedge shaped marks cut into clay with a reed.
- Only boys from wealthy families learned to write. They would train for years to become a scribe (person who kept records). Food Date Palms: Grew by river marshes in southern Mesopotamia and supplied fibers fodder, wood, and rich food.
Barley: Was a valuable grain that could be ground into flower for bread or made into soups. Sailboat Mesopotamia was home to many inventions that shape our lives today. For instance, one of these inventions was the wheel, originally used for pottery but then used for vehicles. It was made of wood, or sometimes clay. The Mesopotamians used this to shape sculptures and pottery through this wheel, but also used it to help the carts and chariots move. It has been passed down from civilizations. Many variations have been made, including the steering wheel, which is now used in cars. The Wheel They used the sailboat to pass the Euphrates River and the Tigris River. People used sailboats for fishing. gods ride sailboats. The sailboat was the most important invention. Bread: Was for the rich it was also unleavened. Meat: the meat came from cows and it was very expensive. Mesopotamian Homes The rich lived in larger homes,and the poor lived in smaller homes. But nobody lived in huts.
Larger homes were wide as well as high,but nearly all homes were three stories high. Homes were clustered around Ziggurat and eachother. Most houses also shared walls like town houses today. http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/people-places-kids/iraq-mesopotamia-kids/ Flax was an important crop used to make other foods. Dates were found in trees all over Mesopotamia.