Mesopotamia Unit Test
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Located usually in center of the city-state
Controlled irrigation, teaching in the edubbas, collected taxes
Wheel, plow, calendar, clock, water wheel, Phoenician alphabet, astronomy.
The main character and epic hero of the epic; At first he is a bad king who ruled cruelly of his land of Uruk, but after meeting Enkidu, he gets better
hot and dry
Mesopotamian job diversification
was due to creating a surplus of food because of the Fertile Crescent
is the country where Mesopotamia was located
a writing system based on wedge-shaped symbols
Belief in many gods
people trained to write using the earliest forms of writing before literacy was widespread
A way of supplying water to an area of land
trading goods and services without using money
made from sun dried mud bricks, usually in a rectangular form
land with different territories and peoples under a single rule
first written code/set of laws that all were expected to obey -- 282 laws
A mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks that created rich soil following a flood
Sargon of Akkad
(2370-2315 BCE) He is the creator of empire in Mesopotamia.
Amorite ruler of Babylon (r. 1792-1750 B.C.E.). He conquered many city-states in southern and northern Mesopotamia and is best known for a code of laws, inscribed on a black stone pillar, illustrating the principles to be used in legal cases.
A carved stone slab used to mark graves or to commemorate historical events.
Rivers of Mesopotamia
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers