ANCIENT CIVILIZATION

Mesopotamia

RELIGION:

They were polytheistic.
They believed that the temple was the house of God.
The most important God was Anu, the Sky Father and the King of the Gods.
They built temples to worship the Gods. They built a temple for Anu called E-anna in Uruk, in the South of Babylon.
They also believed in other Gods like Isthar, who was the goddess of fertility, love, war and sex; and Enlit, the god of wind.

MESOPOTAMIAN SOCIETY, ECONOMICAL ACTIVITIES AND POLITIC ORGANISATION:

ART AND CULTURE IN ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA:

-Pottery:

Potters used clay in Ancient Mesopotamia to make tablets (where they wrote laws and their history) and monumental buildings.


-Jewellery:

Jewellery was very important in Ancient Mesopotamia. Women and men wore jewellery made of gemstones, gold and silver (necklaces, bracelets, etc).



-Metal:

The metal workers of Mesopotamia used bronze to make tools and sculptures.


-Carpenters:

They were very important in Ancient Mesopotamia. Carpenters built palaces for the kings, chariots for war and ships to travel on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. They used wood, gems, shells, metal and pieces of glass to make decorations like religious pieces and furniture.


-Stone Masons:

The workers carved a lot of things from large sculptures to very small reliefs. Most of the sculptures were of gods or the king.


-Writers: They wrote laws, poems, and economic and administrative documents like the Code of Hammurabi.


-Astrology: horoscopes


-Astronomy: calendar


-Mathematics: accounting and measuring lands


-Architecture: PALACES with walls (for the king, the army, etc.) For example: Khorsaband and Babylon.

TEMPLES with a stepped tower. For example: Ur and Babylon.

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BY:

-Tania Bandera Arias.
-Silvia Pérez de Gracia Velázquez
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