Mesopotamia

Jake Scheffler

Writing

Over five thousand years ago, people living in Mesopotamia developed a form of writing to record and communicate different types of information.Over time, the need for writing changed and the signs developed into a writing we call cuneiform



Architecture

Ziggurats are very high buildings. You start by making a big flat platform of mud-brick.An example of a simpler ziggurat is the White Temple of Uric, in ancient Sumer. It was most likely constructed around 400-300 B.C. The ziggurat itself is the base on which the White Temple is set. Its purpose is to get the temple closer to the heavens, and provide access from the ground to it via steps.


Ziggurats

Medicine

Doctors in Hammurabi's kingdom were not liable for any non-surgical mistakes or failed attempts to cure an ailment. Often the asu used metaphorical names for common drugs, such as "lion's fat"