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Chapter 2 -World history earky river cizilations

World history mr hazards calss test monday 8/29/11
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fertile cresent
the arc of land that falls betweeb the persian gulf and the mediterranean sea in southwest asia
mesopotania
land between the rivers
What are two rivers that frane the arc of land
tigris ,euphrates
What were envoirlmental prombles common in this region
flooding and drought
What was one of the first city states
sumer
city-state
fucntions as like individual country but same culture
Explain how priest and commanders ruled together
the priest would rule durring peaceful times and the commander would take over durring wars if a war lasted a long time the commander would take over completely and the dynesty took over
dynesty
rulers passing their powers to their sons
polytheism
belief in many gods
True or false did believe there gods had emotions and were just like them
true
ture of false did the beliebe in life after death
false the believed that souls went to place of no return
How did life go in sumerian society?
higher class-kings,landholders, and some priest wealthy ,erchants came next ordinary class worked in feilds amd workshops at the lowest calss were the slaves
What were some sumerian science and technology?
historians believe that sumerians invented the wheel the sail and the plow and among the first to use copper
Why did arithmetic and geomorty need be used
articutral inovations
build city walls and buildings and plan iragatinal systems
arches colums rampes amd pyrimid shape desings were some
What was the form of writting sumerians created
cuneiform
tell me some about sargon of akkad
around 2350 b,c this guy sargon conqured sumer and its citystaes his dystenyt lasted only 200 years
empire
city-state ruled by one person
hammurabi
Babylonian king who made the laws of Sumer and Mesopotamia