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Abc's of Mesopotamia

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Aliyah Lee

on 13 October 2014

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Abc's of Mesopotamia
C is for Cuneiform
Cuneiform is the Mesopotamian writing.Cuneiform is the oldest form of writing that the Sumerians created.
D is for Domestication
Domestication is where people take animals and train them to do human actions.
E is for Euphrates
F is Fossils
Fossils are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past. The totality of fossils, both discovered and undiscovered.
G is for government
The government of the ancient Mesopotamians was an unusual form of government. There was a King and nobles who made the law and declared war and decided how to honor the gods. Then there was an assembly of the people who could overrule the king and say, this is not a good law, get rid of it, or we don't want to go to war, so stop it. The kings, if they were wise, would listen to the people
H is for Hammurabi
Hammurabi is known for the set of laws called Hammurabi's Code, one of the first written codes of law in recorded history. These laws were inscribed on stone tablets (stelae) standing over eight feet tall
A is For Artifact
An artifact is an object/weapon that is made by a human being.Usually an item of cultural or historical interest.
B is For Babylon
Babylon was originally a ancient city of Mesopotamia.It was one of the most important cities in the ancient middle East.
Mesopotamians used artifacts
for weapons or tools.
Mesopotamians used domestication for when they needed help to carry heavy objects.They used ox, donkeys and more.
Mesopotamians left fossils behind when they were run over.
The Euphrates river is one of the two rivers that allows people to live in Mesopotamia.
I is for irrigation

Mesopotamians built irrigation by building long walls for when the time comes around and it floods the water flows against the walls and sends it to the place where the crops are.
J is for Jobs
One thing that made Mesopotamia special was that people had different jobs.
K is for kings
Mesopotamia had multiple kings one of them on King Gilamesh.
L is for Land between two rivers
The land between two rivers is Mesopotamia.Those two rivers allow people to live there.
M is for Mathematics
N is for Nomads
Nomads are people who move from place to place looking for food.
O is for osis
a oasis is a spot were it is a nice place where there is good soil and is not very big like the Fertile Crescent.
p is for Polytheism
Polytheism is the believe in many gods.
Mesopotamian were polytheistic they believed in many gods. But one of the many gods lived on the top of the ziggurat.
Q is for Queen Puabi
The forensic examination of her remains, undertaken by London’s Natural History Museum, indicates that she was roughly 40 years old when she died. She stood just under five feet tall. Her name and title are known from the short inscription on one of three cylinder seals found on her person
R is for Relief
S is for Scribes
Scribes are the most important people in Mesopotamia.They have the job of writing.Usually scribes are men, but if if you are very lucky at some point;wealthy you can become a women scribe.
t is for Tigris river
The Tigris river is one of the rivers that allows people to live in Mesopotamia.
U is for Ur
V is for Value
Value is for value in trade how much the amount is in trade.
W is for War
The Assyrians had a war with the Chaldeans. The Assyrians did not end up winning, and so the Chaldeans took over.
X is for Xtreme Arts
Ancient art refers to the many types of art produced by the advanced cultures of ancient societies with some form of writing, such as those of ancient China, India, Mesopotamia, Persia, Israel, Egypt, Greece and Rome. The art of pre-literate societies is normally referred to as Prehistoric art and is not covered here. Although some Pre-Columbian cultures developed writing during the centuries before the arrival Europeans.
Y is for Yummy crops
The Nile River helped farming and agriculture in Egypt. It helped by providing silt whenever there was a flood. The Nile River floods between June and October. Crops are usually harvested during the spring.
z is for Ziggurat
Ziggurats were massive structures built in the ancient Mesopotamian valley and western Iranian, having the form of a terraced step pyramid of successively receding stories or levels.
By Aliyah Lee
Ur is for King Ur-nammu.King Ur-Nammu was
the Third Dynasty of Ur in Sumer.
The architecture of Mesopotamia is the ancient architecture of the region of Mesopotamia, encompassing several distinct cultures and spanning a period from the 10th millennium BC.
Babylonian Mathematics was any mathematics developed by the people of Mesopotamia.From days of the early Sumerians to fall of Babylon in 539 BC.
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