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His empire was known as______. It spread from the Persian Gulf northward and east to Zagros Mountains
support the army and pay for building projects
Hammurabi sent officials throughout the empire to collect taxes
Early Mesopotamians practiced ______, or the worship of many gods
Religion was closely linked with __________
Each city was believed to be under the protection of a particular god
who looked after its interest
kings were chosen by the god
The Sumerians believed that ___________ to carry out the god's wishes
The idea of _____ the right to rule is god given was first practiced by the sumerians
father to son
In Sumer the right to rule could be passed from ______
About 3200 BC, the Sumerians invented ____ to keep track of these business dealings
was the written language of Sumer
A professional writer, or _____ was hired to complete these records
was a giant leap forward in the development of civilization. People could now record literature, record medical texts, law codes, debates, and wise sayings and write letters