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rectangular temple tower in Mesopotamia city- states, each dedicated to a god
A region in southern Mesopotamia where the world's first civilization developed
A central city and its surrounding villages who collectively follow a similar way of life.
early form of written language used by people of Mesopotamia that is made up of wedge shaped marks
A king of ancient Babylon, known for putting the laws of his country into a formal code
Region of land stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf that saw the development of ancient societies
A thick black mud left by seasonal floods
Land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
A powerful city-state (ruled by Hammurabi) that gained control of Mesopotamia after the fall of Ur.
One of the earliest surviving set of written laws originated by the Babylonians.
The modern day country where the Mesopotamia region is found
levees, wheel, irrigation, plow, written language, calendar
Things the Sumerians were the first to develop:
Blessings of Mesopotamia Geography
rivers provide irrigation, transportation,
silt, clay for buildings
Burdens of Mesopotamia Geography
desert conditions ( not enough rain)
limited resources wood and metals
Division of Labor
Surplus of food allows people begin to choose jobs other than farming; artisans, priests, merchants...