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Parts of a Mesopotamia City-State
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A rectangular tiered temple which was important for Mesopotamia Religion and Government
Surrounded the homes and markets of Mesopotamia for protection. Farming was outside of this feature.
Located outside of the city walls. In Mesopotamia they had animals, vegetables, and fruits. This part of the city was important for feeding the people in the city-state.
Tigris and Euphrates
Mesopotamia was located on these two rivers. The rivers were important to provide water for farming. An source of fishing and a trade route.
Every year snow would melt off of this physical feature. The water would flood the rivers and bring fertile soil to the fields.
This is where people would go to trade. Because of the surplus of food, there was enough to sell and trade
These were important for Mesopotamia to connect to other city-states, Egypt, and countries like Afghanistan.
Upper Class Houses
These were located close the the ziggurat and were homes to priests and government workers. These houses were usually 2-stories tall.
Lower Class Houses
These were located at the edge of the city, far away from the ziggurat. These were usually smaller than the ones found close to the ziggurat.
a ditch that carries water from a river to a farm to water crops
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