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Mesopotamia Review. Vocab Map Elements . What are the names of the two rivers?. Tigris Euphrates. The fair treatment of people is called?. justice. A long Poem about heroes is ______. Epic. The forced removal from ones homeland is __________ (to go out). Exile. Worship of one god.

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mesopotamia review

Mesopotamia Review

Vocab

Map

Elements

they have their own governments traditions religion and are independent of each other
They have their own governments, traditions, religion, and are independent of each other
  • City state
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mountains

f.

c.

Tigris River

d.

Euphrates River

Mediterranean sea

a.

Persian Gulf

b.

desert

e.

Red Sea

g.

5 elements
5 elements:
  • Surplus of food
  • Division of Labor
  • System of writing
  • Government
  • Religion
surplus of food
Surplus of Food
  • Crops and chops
  • Farming (fertile soil from Tigris and Euphrates flooding lets you grow crops)
  • Irrigation (water from the Tigris and Euphrates is directed to crops)
  • Domestication of animals (cattle, goats, sheep)
      • Help with the work, provide source of food
division of labor
Division of Labor
  • More food led to more people who could learn to do other things (specialization)
  • Potters and weavers first to specialize
  • Made products to trade
        • How do you keep track of all things that are traded?
system of writing
System of writing
  • Cuneiform was first writing system
  • Scribes did the writing on clay tablets
  • Epic of Gilgamesh first story
government
Government
  • Laws were needed to keep order and things organized
religion
Religion
  • It brought the people together
  • They worshipped many gods
  • Their temples were ziggurats
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