By: Taylor and Austin
Assyrians were put in this time period to help the development of
cuneiform and new technology. They helped cuneiform become a better,
more thought out system of writing. They also were the first people to
invent iron weapons, a library, and laws. Their success in their time
period helped mold how the world is today.
kings were the only people who usually had these.
startled eyes, from the treasure of Nimrud, Assyria
Primary Source Document
This fragment of a clay tablet is from the library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh and it cannot be completely deciphered but historians have been able to figure out the main points which discuss the flood from the point of view of the Assyrians.
on the eastern bank of the Tigris River and Capitol to the Assyrians.
This city was the most populated amongst the three major cities in
Mesopotamia during the Assyrians time. The city was the largest for
fifty years until civil war was fought causing the city to fall and be
Ashur was a city that was located on the western bank of the Tigris
River. Ashur became the first royal capital of the Assyrian nation.
Ashur was known as the religious Capitol and the last resting place of
the kings. Ashur was then sacked by the Babylonians then became
Arbel was the third city to be established. It's main purpose was
agricultural. With Arbel being added to the mix of cities it formed a
king, scribes, merchants, artisans, poets and musicians, framers, and
slaves. These seven classes are ranked from wealthiest to the poorest.
Usually the King ruled all the land and was in charge. Next there were
scribes which basically helped the king out with "important news and
decisions". Merchants were next which made trades with other
civilizations making money for the king. Then Artisans. They made
things by hand used for trades and would be classified as "middle
class". Farmers, poets, and musicians made little money and would be
what is classified as the "low class". Then there were slaves who
worked for no pay and had hard labor throughout most the day.
Ashurism and Christianity. Ashurism was the first religion practiced
by the Assyrians. Their god was named Ashur. That is why the city
Ashur is named to be the religious Capitol. The faith should direct
ashurians to believe in their nation as one people one name. They are
monotheistic. Just like Christianity, Ashurism is much like it. Soon
the Assyrians converted to Christianity and became Christians. Many
Assyrians were fine with transaction except a few.
System of Writing
Technology and Contributions
Conclusion, Technology, Government:
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