← MFG 201 Ch 02 Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Mesopotamia The fertile are between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. How did people solve the timing problem of the Tigris and Euphrates flooding? A series of dams, catch basins, and canals for irrigation. How did people solve the problem of salts that accumulated over time due to flooding. An irrigation system that flushed water from the higher Euphrates to the lower Tigris. Ziggurats Sumerian temples made of sun-dried bricks. One is traditionally associated with the Tower of Babel. Sumerians The first to develop wheeled vehicles for practical purposes. Developed Cuneiform. Built ziggurats. Akkadians Semitic people who conquered the Sumerians. Kings include Sargon I and Hammurabi. Developed the Babylonian number system based on 60. Developed chariots. Sargon I The first Akkadian king. Created the first standing army. Creatively controlled his expanding territories by establishing royal supervisors. Hammurabi Established first known set of laws. Hittites Knew how to smelt and form iron. Overtook the Akkadians around 1650 BC. Phoenicians Advanced traders. Developed the alphabet. Invented the dye for royal purple. Credited for inventing glass. Assyrians Capitol was Ninevah at the time of Jonah. Conquered the norther 10 tribes of Israel in 721 BC. Large gates and walls. Persians Huge empire with riches. Adept at celestial measurements and developed the zodiac.