Come on Down to Mesopotamia!

Written By: Ryan Dietrich and Brayden Tucker

Economy

Our economy is made up of our trading, we traded as far as Egypt and India. They traveled in boats, wagons, chariot, and by foot. People started specializing in there jobs.

Social Structure

Levels of Social Structure!

The upper Class is made up of Kings, Queens, Priests, and Warriors.

The middle Class farmers, traders, merchants, and artisans.

The lower class is made up of enslaved, captives, people that can't pay debt, and criminals.

Politics

Sumerians made the first civilization. Hammurabi is the the Babylon Empire. Assyrians, capital is Nineveh. The Hittites thought the Assyrians how to make iron weapons. A tribute is forced payment to someone or something. Nabopolassar is the King of Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar is Nabopolassar son.

Achievements

Cuneiform is the first type of writing. King Sargon of Akkad was the first empire. hey made the first epic poem. They created the first wheel. They also had chariots. They also had math, astronomy, and the calendar. The Assyrians also made the first library.

Religion

A lot of people believe in more than one god and that is called polytheism. Ziggurat is a place to worship. Priest ruled the city- states. Later city's were ruled by monarchy's. A monarchy is a Queen, King, and 1 ruler.

Geography

Meso means land between two rivers. The two rivers are called the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Silt means small pieces of soil. Irrigation is a way to get water to your crops. Surplus means to much of something.