Mesopotamia Review

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the system of writing developed in Sumer

cuneiform

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many lands governed by one ruler

empire

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belief in many gods and goddesses

polytheism

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a written set of laws that apply to everyone

code of laws

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a self-governing city that also governs surrounding villages

city-state

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long periods of dry weather with no rain

drought

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a large building with a temple on top

ziggurat

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This word means 'land between the rivers'

Mesopotamia

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The two rivers surrounding Mesopotamia were the ...

Tigris River and Euphrates River

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The people of Mesopotamia believed religion controlled what aspect of daily life

all aspects of human life and nature

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"This area is shaped like a quarter moon and includes the modern day countries of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon"

Fertile Crescent

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Two things that made it difficult to farm in Mesopotamia were

Droughts and floods

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_______________________ of _______________ made the first written code of laws.

Hammurabi of Babylon

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_________________ of the Akkadians ruled the first empire.

Sargon

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"Skilled workers who make pottery

cloth, and other products ",artisans

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Requirements of a civilization

"A complex society with art, religion, writing system, government, cities and class divisions"

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The people of Mesopotamia used _______________ to help deal with the droughts and floods.

irrigation

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City-states were ruled by these.

Kings

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_____________ were members of the upper class.

Kings and priests

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Name 4 inventions of the ancient Sumerians.

"wheel, plow, sailboat, number system based on 60, writing system, first epic"

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The first epic tells the story of ______________________.

Gilgamesh

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Only _____________ could write in Mesopotamia.

scribes