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Andrew Zurales

on 5 July 2011

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Transcript of Mesopotamia

City-States of Mesopotamia Mesopotamia- “between the rivers” Floods and Irrigation-Sound familar Limited natural resources-but made most of what they had Hierarchy- system of ranks Highest-ruling family, high priests, leading officials Small middle class- artisans and merchants -Most were peasant farmers
-slaves Religion-polytheistic, gods controlled forces of nature Ziggurat- Pyramid temple Cunieform- writing system involved making wedge shaped marks on clay advances in math- dveleoped basic algebra and geometry, based their number system on six, hour is 60 min, circle is 360 degrees
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