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p2-Lauren Kelly

Mesopatamia
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on 2 October 2012

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Mesopatamia lauren kelly Now days we think we are so educationally advanced. We are, but when you consider 5012 years ago and inventing things we still use today. That is pretty impressive. mesopataimians inventednthe wheel, money, irrigation,razors, and the art of writing. lets go learn more about mesopataimia. Religion The mesopatamians believed many gods ruled over the land. Every day they would go the highest they could on the ziggurat to speak to the gods. The preist was the only one who could go to the top. He was the most important if all the people on the ziggurat. Mesopatamia was located between the Eufrates and Tigris river in the fertile creasent. It met all the requirements for a civilization, religion, laws, class, division, arts, cities, and government. Class division was in the order of Priest, Upper Class, Lower Class, and Slaves. Preist have the most rights. They are able to go to the top of the ziggerat, but must shave their heads of hair. Upper class luckly have hair. Woman have long flowing hair, wore one shouldered skirts and fine jewlery. The men of this class also wore skirts but these were shoulder-less. The lower class had these luxuries, but the clothing and jewlery were not as nice. Their jobs were often as shop keepers. Upper class and lower class people were not all that different in their life styles. Slaves were usually captive enemies that cost less than a donkey. They weren't considered much of anything. Preist have the most rights. They are able to go to the top of the ziggerat, but must shave their heads of hair. Upper class luckly have hair. Woman have long flowing hair, wore one shouldered skirts and fine jewlery. The men of this class also wore skirts but these were shoulder-less. The lower class had these luxuries, but the clothing and jewlery were not as nice. Their jobs were often as shop keepers. Upper class and lower class people were not all that different in their life styles. Slaves were usually captive enemies that cost less than a donkey. They weren't considered much of anything. class division Inventions The type of writing the mesopataimians invented was called a cuneiform. This form of language was only taught to the sons of the house. No fair! It was carved into a stone plaque with a chisel. They used symbols like the Egyptians once did as the words. this is a very important thing to have in a civilization. Cuniform
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