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Empires of the Fertile Crescent . * The movement of people across the Fertile Crescent resulted in the change of ideas. Sumerian Civilization. The Fertile Crescent gave rise to the Sumerian civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley

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Sumerian civilization
Sumerian resulted in the change of ideas.Civilization

  • The Fertile Crescent gave rise to the Sumerian civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley

    • Rivers: Tigris & Euphrates


Sumerian civilization1
Sumerian Civilization resulted in the change of ideas.

  • Sumerian Writing

    • Cuneiform: earliest known form of writing (symbol-based)


Sumerian civilization2
Sumerian Civilization resulted in the change of ideas.

  • Architecture and Science

    • Ziggurats – wedding cake-shaped temples

    • First to develop and use the wheel

    • Math- 60


Sumerian civilization3
Sumerian Civilization resulted in the change of ideas.

  • City-State: included a town or city and the surrounding land controlled by it.

  • Religion:

    • Believed in a shadowy lower world afterlife


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Empires of the Fertile Crescent resulted in the change of ideas.

  • Akkadians

    • Sargon of Akkad- had first empire in Sumeria


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Empires of the Fertile Crescent resulted in the change of ideas.

  • Babylonians

    i. Code of Hammurabi

    - 1st major collection of laws


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Empires of the Fertile Crescent resulted in the change of ideas.

  • Hittites: Invaders that had iron technology

  • Assyrians: Most feared warriors of Sumeria

    • Kings control through

      a harsh code of justice


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Empires of the Fertile Crescent resulted in the change of ideas.

  • Chaldeans

    • Nebuchadnezzar

      • Ruthless king who encouraged Babylonian learning he received from the Assyrians


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Empires of the Fertile Crescent resulted in the change of ideas.

  • Persians

    • Cyrus the Great

      • Captured Babylon in 539 BC & freed the Jews from captivity

      • Darius

        • United Persian Empire


Culture
Culture resulted in the change of ideas.

  • Religion

    • Zoroaster: a Sumerian prophet that taught that evil and righteousness were in constant battle


Culture1
Culture resulted in the change of ideas.

  • Farming

    • More difficult than Egypt because the flooding was unpredictable


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