Mesopotamia

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Geographer

Mesopotamia is located between the Euphrates and the Tigris river. Mesopotamia means land between the rivers. Mesopotamia had hot and dry climate. In spring the rivers often flooded leaving behind rich soil. The present day Mesopotamia would be IRAN. Elm city middle is 7113.19 miles away from Mesopotamia and 11447.25 kilometers away

Historian

The people who made up Mesopotamia are the Sumerians,Akkadians,Babylonians, Assyrians, and Chaldeans.The requirements for a civilization is Urban revolution, New Political and Military structures, social structure based on economic power, The development of Writing, Distinct religious structure, and new forms of artistic and cultural activity.

In Hammurabi's court it did not matter the way you were if you broke a law you would be punished. The law was written down.

5 rules

Rule 1, Rule 21, Rule 112, Rule 121, Rule 136

Gilgamesh is one of the oldest stories in the world. Gilgamesh was the king of Uruk. He was 2/3 god and 1/3 human. One day Gilgamesh was looking for something fun to do.The

gods created some one stronger and faster than Gilgamesh. His name was Enkidu. He went roaring into the city of Uruk.Gilgamesh and Enkidu battled for a while but neither could beat each other. So they both left.

Agriculturalist

Early settlers began to build cities amount the banks of the Euphrates and the Tigrus rivers. Irrigation water is allowed to sit on fields and evaporate it leaves behind mineral salt. When it gets to the upper levels of the soil it becomes poisonous against the plants.People ate two meals a day besides the rich. They made vegetables stews. Fish was an important source of protein. Cakes for special occasions were made. They lived close to the water because the Fertile Crescent where the soil is good. Water levels in the river gets to low. Later people built canals to protect houses from flooding. With irrigation the people of Mesopotamia were able to grow more food. Food surplus allowed some people to stop farming and work on other work. Mesopotamia enjoyed many foods.

Archaeologist

The garden on Bbayon was built in about 600 BC. The garden of Babylon was on the east bank of the Euphrates river, about 50kms of south Baghdad,Iraq. Ancient stories say king Nebuchadnezzar built in the garden for his homesick wife. The grass is permanently green and the leaves of trees grow firmly attached to suples branches. Checkers is also called droughts. Up til now the wheel is still a mystery to who made it. Stage 1:Early men placed rollers beneath heavy objects so that they ca be moved easily. Stage 2:Men began to place runners under a heavy load. Stage 3:Men began to combine the roller and the sledge. Stage 4:Soon, men discovered that the rollers which carried the sledge became grooved with use Stage 5:rollers were changed into wheels Satge 6:A slight improvement was made to the cart. In ancient Mesopotamia it was important to write things down if you didn't know how to write you would hire someone. If you did not know how to read or write or sign a contract you would sign with a cylinder seal. The ancient Sumerians stared to use a wedge shaped symbols for objects and ideas called cuneiform. Ziggurats, with steps claiming up to the top.