Ancient mesopotamia

BY: LUKE GIRDLEY

FARMING

Peasant farmers paid high taxes.Pairs of oxen pulled plows on farms and farmers would also raise livestock.Important crops included wheat and barley and important vegetable crops included onions, garlic, leeks, and peas. plants were protected from the scorching sun and hot winds by tall date palm trees and smaller fruit trees.


LEADERS

Important leaders included hammurabi, (who made the first law code) and the gilgamesh of urk who ruled with great power. Also sargon who established the akkadian kingdom. Other leaders included the Sumerians and ur-nammu.