Hymans, Keary, Kurtz
Ziggurats were religious temples that priests would work and praise at. They were very important buildings to the Mesopotamian's.
The Sundial was the worlds first clock that told time what time it was. It was used by all the kings and was very important.
Cuneiform was written on clay tablets and was the first known writing. It helped keep records. It was also used for communication.
Wheels were one of the most important innovations of the time. It was used on wagons. It helped to pull loads of trade and other goods to far places.
Seal's were carved on stone and was rolled in ink, then pressed onto documents. They were known for their seal's.
Sumerian Figure Art
The most unusual feature of Sumerian Figure art was the large eyes and how they would always stare straight ahead.
Slaves were treated terribly and were the lowest class. They were usually servants to the highest class.
Gods were part of their religion. This is Enki, the water god. They were worshiped even by the kings.
The Fertile Crescent
Mesopotamia was located on the Fertile Crescent. It had lots of value for farming and such. It was one of the reasons Mesopotamia grew to be so strong.
Fact Statement Religion
Religion controlled and determined most of people’s daily life activities.
Every city of Mesopotamia had it’s own god for people to pray to, so so there was a temple or ziggurat built in the center of each city.
People of a city believed that they had to live by the god of their city’s way of life.
- The people took time out of their day or week to pray to their god in the temple or ziggurat.
Fact Statement Innovations
Innovations allowed for the creation of job specialization and a wider gap between social classes.
They were the first inventors of the wheel, allowing people to get jobs such as horse drawn cart drivers, and carriage drivers.
They invented the calendar, which allowed people to be able to keep track of time in seconds, minutes, and hours.
They developed the first government system, so people would be able to get a job involving government and leadership.
- They invented the first writing system, allowing people to be able to put their language in the form of writing.