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Transcript of Ancient Mesopotamia
mesopotamians spoke was
called the Akkadian, as same as
the writing. Mesopotamian Religion:
Mesopotamians sacrificed anything
with a value to the gods
The priests had a higher reputation
so they were respected better
and gifted more. The babylon tower that wasn't complete because the gods confused the worker's languages so they cant understand each other Hammurabi's lasting monument is the Code. It was inscribed on eight-foot steles, like the eight-foot black diorite stela, pillaged from Babylon by an Elamite King and found in 1901 by French archaeologists in Susa, the ancient Elamite capital (to the east of modern Amara). The French transported it to the Louvre where you can see it and read, in Babylonian cuneiform writing, the 3000 lines of the Code. The Houses at Ancient Mesopotamia The Houses were made out of clay and Mud. Sometimes the Houses don't Have Roofs. Tag Galaxy. Web. 26 May 2010. <http://taggalaxy.com>. Ancient Mesopotamia was located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Mesopotamia means "the land between the rivers" in Greek. It is often called the "cradle o
f civilization" because Mesopotamia was the location of the world's first civilization. The region today is called Iraq.. The warriors of mesopotamia
had signs on their shields, each
one of them represented something, like
the bull's head represented the mightiness
of this warrior A ziggurat was a temple standing on a base, similar to the early Egyptian pyramids. Ziggurats were constructed of bricks made from dried mud. Priests were the only ones allowed inside the holy ziggurats. This made the priests an upper member in social standing. you wouldn't believe what
the king's favourite sport was.
Lion hunting every morning the first basic forms of government called city-states. Each city-state consisted of a temple and public buildings at its center. There were social classes such as merchants, farmers, politicians, and priests. Each city-state governed itself. There were often wars between neighboring city-states. Babylon was renowned for its high, well-fortified walls and for the magnificence of its temples and palaces. Its famous Hanging Gardens, built by King Nebuchadnezzar II for his wife Amytas, were one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Amytas was a Medes and her home was in mountainous country, so the King reputedly had the Hanging Gardens built to allay her homesickness.