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The Rise of Ancient Civilization. By Molly Lyda. Sumerian Artisan. Prehistory -500 B.C. Sumarian civilization is one of the oldest civilizations. Why Sumeria ?. Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Created The Fertile Crescent . Trade Routes Developed.

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    1. The Rise of Ancient Civilization By Molly Lyda

    2. Sumerian Artisan

    3. Prehistory -500 B.C.

    4. Sumarian civilization is one of the oldest civilizations

    5. Why Sumeria ?

    6. Tigris and Euphrates rivers

    7. Created The Fertile Crescent

    8. Trade Routes Developed

    9. Flooding creates disaster every year.

    10. Sumerians created the first irrigation system

    11. The Sumerians built their villages on artificial mounds to protect them from floods

    12. Sumerian reed house

    13. Sumerians invent cuneiform

    14. Bronze Age Began in Sumer – 3000B.C.

    15. Nile River God, Hapi

    16. Ancient Civilizations Believed in 3,000 Gods

    17. Sumerians were ruled by the Priest

    18. Temple to the high Priest Ziggurat

    19. Achievements In Technology

    20. 3,500 B.C.

    21. Papyrus

    22. Created the sail boat for trade along the rivers. The plow was first introduced in Sumer

    23. Sumerians used clay to build their cities and houses.

    24. The Mesopotamian flood myth appeared in the 'Epic of Gilgamesh', (was it Noah?)

    25. What do chariots, sailboats, and wheels have in Common?

    26. The Ancient Sumerians invented them all!

    27. Review: Why the rise of the Sumerian civilization?

    28. Fertile Crescent= Rich farming soil

    29. Specialized Workers

    30. Complex institutions

    31. RECORD KEEPING

    32. CREATED: NUMBER SYSTEM And CALENDAR

    33. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

    34. Decline of sumeria?

    35. Constant war: Lack of natural barriers

    36. ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

    37. Ancient Egypt ARISES The Old Kingdom – 2700 B.C. The Middle Kingdom – 2200B.C. The New Kingdom – 1600 B.C.

    38. Ancient Egypt created the first Monarchy King Menes

    39. Pharaoh was the political, religious, and economic leader.

    40. King Menes unifies Egypt 3000 B.C.

    41. SOCIETIES NEED LAWS

    42. Hammurabi 1750 B.C.

    43. FAMILY RELATIONS

    44. BUSINESS CONDUCT

    45. CRIME….AN EYE FOR AN EYE