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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




Worship of one god
Worship of one god out)

  • monotheism

Set of written laws to obey
Set of written laws to obey out)

  • Code of law

Worship of many gods
Worship of many gods out)

  • polytheism

Land between the rivers
Land between the rivers out)

  • Mesopotamia

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

mountains are independent of each other



Tigris River


Euphrates River

Mediterranean sea


Persian Gulf




Red Sea


5 elements
5 elements: are independent of each other

  • Surplus of food

  • Division of Labor

  • System of writing

  • Government

  • Religion

Surplus of food
Surplus of Food are independent of each other

  • 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 are independent of each other

  • 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 are independent of each other

  • Cuneiform was first writing system

  • Scribes did the writing on clay tablets

  • Epic of Gilgamesh first story

Government are independent of each other

  • Laws were needed to keep order and things organized

Religion are independent of each other

  • It brought the people together

  • They worshipped many gods

  • Their temples were ziggurats