Mesopotamia WebQuest

By: Zach Pittman

Geographer

  1. Mesopotamia was located in the Fertile Crescent between two rivers. The two rivers names were the Tigris and the Euphrates. Mesopotamia gets its name from its location because Mesopotamia means "between the rivers" in Greek.
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  3. The whether is mostly hot. It is sometimes more than 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. The present day city that used to be Mesopotamia is Baghdad, Iraq.
  5. The distance between Elm City and Mesopotamia is 7,000 miles or 11,000 kilometers.
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Historian

  1. Timeline below.
  2. The requirements for a civilization is a urban revolution, political and military services, social structure, complex technology, writing, religious structure, and forms of artistic and cultural activity.
  3. The importance of Hammurabi's laws is that no matter how rich or poor you are, if you break the law, you will be punished.
  4. 14. If any one steal the minor son of another, he shall be put to death.22. If any one is committing a robbery and is caught, then he shall be put to death.24. If persons are stolen, then shall the community and . . . pay one mina of silver to their relatives.36. The field, garden, and house of a chieftain, of a man, or of one subject to quit-rent, can not be sold.42. If any one take over a field to till it, and obtain no harvest therefrom, it must be proved that he did no work on the field, and he must deliver grain, just as his neighbor raised, to the owner of the field
  5. Gilgamesh was a Sumerian King that was said to have super powers. The story of Gilgamesh was that one day he was very bored. He went to go pray to his gods and asked if he could have something fun. The gods answered his prayers and took Enkidu down to earth. Enokidu and Gilgamesh fought and kept fighting for a very long time. After that, they became great friends. One day, they decided to leave the town to find something to do.


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Agriculturalist

  1. The agriculture forMesopotamia was good. They irrigated the land and built canals to bring water from the rivers. They planted wheat, barley, dates, vegetables, cucumbers, onions, apples, and spices. They also raised sheep, goats, and cows. They ate fish, cheese, eggs, roasted duck, pork, and deer.
  2. When water evaporates on the fields, it leaves behind toxic salt that ruins crops. It's happened to the people in Mesopitamia until there was only a tiny fraction of land to grow anything on left. This made them more poor.
  3. They ate two meals a day. The people dranks large amounts of beer. They also drank milk but it spoils after some time. They ate bread, fish, a wide variety of fruits, pistachio nuts, and sometimes cakes.
  4. Most people live by water because they need water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and transportation.
  5. First you flood your field and plough the field to break up the big chunks of soil. Next you must use the harrow to make your land smooth. After that, you put the seeds in the ground and when the crops are ripe, you cut it, gather it, and take it to the threshing house.

Archaeologist

  1. The Hanging Garden of Babylon was made by King Nebuchadnezzar. It was large gardens that were "hanging" on each layer of the kingdom. He made it because he wanted to cheer up his homesick wife.
  2. Pictures below.
  3. Cuneiform was the worlds first writing system. The Sumerians made cuneiform. My name is in a picture below.
  4. The four classes of people in Mesopotamia is the priest, the upper class, the lower class, and the slaves.
  5. Ziggurats were temples. The ziggurats were used to worship the gods. A picture of one is below.
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