Mesopotamia

Aaron Boswell

Mesopotamia lives where??

1.The Mesopotamia is in Iraq. It's lays in the middle of the Euphrates and the Tigris.

2. The climate of Mesopotamia is cold.

3. The present day country is Iraq.

4. The distance is 7113.19



Mesopotamia civilization??

1.The civilizations that made Mesopotamia their home is the Aztec,Incas, and Mayan

2. The requiments of the civilization is urban revolution,new military new political,socie structure based on economic power, the development of complextechnology, development of writing,distinct religious structure, new forms of artistic and culture activity

3.Why was the Hammurabi Code of Law such an important archaeological discovery? The Law Code of Hammurabi is significant because it is one of the oldest set of laws yet discovered by modern archaeologists. It dates back to around the 18th century B.C. Hammurabi was the Babylonian king who conquered the Sumerian dynasty of Isin, thus bringing an end to the centuries-long Sumerian domination of Mesopotamia. His own dynasty collapsed following his death, but the code of laws which he instituted endured.

The Code of Hammurabi is of special interest to biblical archaeologists because of the similarities between it and the Mosaic Law. Instances of correspondence include the famous "eye for an eye" principle. This has led some scholars to speculate that Moses, who lived around three centuries after Hammurabi, borrowed his law from the Babylonian monarch. This view has been discredited however. The similarities are limited and often superficial. For example, in the Mosaic Law, the "eye for an eye" principle is universal. In the Hammurabi Law the "eye for an eye" principle only applies if both parties are of equal status (i.e. lower class, middle class, upper class, clerical, nobility, etc)

4. Some laws of Hammurabi are.(numbers are in front) 199. If he put out the eye of a man's slave, or break the bone of a man's slave, he shall pay one-half of its value.101. If there are no mercantile arrangements in the place whither he went, he shall leave the entire amount of money which he received with the broker to give to the merchant.

102. If a merchant entrust money to an agent (broker) for some investment, and the broker suffer a loss in the place to which he goes, he shall make good the capital to the merchant.

103. If, while on the journey, an enemy take away from him anything that he had, the broker shall swear by God and be free of obligation.

104. If a merchant give an agent corn, wool, oil, or any other goods to transport, the agent shall give a receipt for the amount, and compensate the merchant therefor. Then he shall obtain a receipt form the merchant for the money that he gives the merchant.

5.The great hero of Sumerian and Babylonian epic poetry. He is the precursor of Heracles and other folk heroes.Fragments of an epic text found in Me-Turan (modern Tell Haddad) relate that at the end of his life Gilgamesh was buried under the river bed. The people of Uruk diverted the flow of the Euphrates passing Uruk for the purpose of burying the dead king within the river bed. In April 2003,German expedition claimed to have discovered his last resting place.