ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA

The land of many things!!!!

The Geographer

This section is about the geography of Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia is located between two rivers in Southwestern Asia. The names of the rivers are Tigris and Euphrates. Mesopotamia means the "fertile crescent" or a crescent(arch) shaped area. The total rain, sleet, snow, or hail is not in a forthright manner known for the deposit of compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, and other elements in the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid, on the sea floor in the Gulf of Persia. Iraq would be the present location of Ancient Mesopotamia. The distance from Wilson,NC to Iraq is 6367.79 miles.

THE HISTORIAN

This section is about the history of mesopotamia. The Akkadian Empire, the Babylonian Empire, the Assyrian Empire, and the Sumer Empire were some empires of mesopotamia. The requirements for civilization are: urban revolution, new political and military structures, social structure based on economic power, the development of complex technology, the development of writing, distinct religious structure, and new forms of artistic and cultural activity. To have a structured civilization you have to rules, so these rules were developed called Hammurabi's laws. The importance of Hammurabi's laws were that they keep order and control in the empire and civilization. Five laws that werevinteresting to me are: if he take the seed-corn for himself, and do not use the yoke of oxen, he shall compensate him for the amount of the seed-corn, if any one hire a ferry boat, he shall pay three gerahs in money per day, if a slave say to his master: " you ae not my master," if they convict him, his master shall cut off his ear, if any one by a male or female slave, and a third party claim it, the seller is liable for the claim, and if anyone hire a ship of sixty gur, he shall pay one-sixth of a shekel in money as its hire per day. Gilgamesh was a king in one of the civilizations called Uruk. In stories they say he's part god and part human. Since he was bored by himself,he would scare the villagers with his tempers for his own enjoyment. The gods saw that he was lonely, so they created a "wild man," to perk him up, so he could have something to occupy his mind. Once he defeated the "wild man," everyone was calling him a superhero.

The Agriculturist

This section is about the agriculture of Ancient Mesopotamia. They farmed a lot of food and crops because of the rich water flow of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. They also hunted for animals for food, such as game birds and others. With these animals they hunged for, they were able to enjoy fish, cheese, eggs, roasted dick, pork, and deer. Suddenly, there was a poison in the fields and crops. What caused the poison of the crops and fields was irrigation, the supply of water. The irrigation sat to long on the fields and it evaporated and it leaves behind mineral salt. The steps they took to farm in Mesopotamia each year were, first, settle along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. Second, they grew crops to farm and eat. Third, hunt animals for meat and cheese.

The Archeologist

The section is about the architecture of ancient mesopotamia. One of the seven winders of the world is " The Hanging Gardens of Babylon." There is a wonder about those gardens because people thought they weren't real. They were thought to have been built about 2500 years ago in 600 BC. Some inventions were also made in mesopotamia, such as cuneiform, the game of checkers, the hanging gardens, and cylinder seals. These inventions were important because they made life simpler and it also made them to be able to develop more inventions. Cuneiform is the way an ancient Babylonian might have written in. The Babylonian Empire, or the Babylonians, were the creaters of cuneiform. Another invention was the ziggurats, temples in mesopotamia. Their purpose was to hold religious ceremonies at the top of it. What also shaped the architecture of mesopotamia was the social classes. The different classes of mesopotamia are the priests, upper and lower classes, and the slaves.
This concludes my report of ancient mesopotamia. Are there any questions?