the system of writing developed in Sumer
many lands governed by one ruler
belief in many gods and goddesses
a written set of laws that apply to everyone
code of laws
a self-governing city that also governs surrounding villages
long periods of dry weather with no rain
a large building with a temple on top
This word means 'land between the rivers'
The two rivers surrounding Mesopotamia were the ...
Tigris River and Euphrates River
The people of Mesopotamia believed religion controlled what aspect of daily life
all aspects of human life and nature
"This area is shaped like a quarter moon and includes the modern day countries of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon"
Two things that made it difficult to farm in Mesopotamia were
Droughts and floods
_______________________ of _______________ made the first written code of laws.
Hammurabi of Babylon
_________________ of the Akkadians ruled the first empire.
"Skilled workers who make pottery
cloth, and other products ",artisans
Requirements of a civilization
"A complex society with art, religion, writing system, government, cities and class divisions"
The people of Mesopotamia used _______________ to help deal with the droughts and floods.
City-states were ruled by these.
_____________ were members of the upper class.
Kings and priests
Name 4 inventions of the ancient Sumerians.
"wheel, plow, sailboat, number system based on 60, writing system, first epic"
The first epic tells the story of ______________________.
Only _____________ could write in Mesopotamia.