Ancient Mesopotamia. DAILY LIFE IN mESOPOTAMIA ( starting with Sumer ) . The area was an abundant source of water, fish, game, grain and fruits
The land closest to the rivers was the most fertile, so the closer you were to the water, the more wealthy you were the formation of social classes
Things that are the same
about the two lifestyles
Familes were patriarchal – Father’s were the head of the family, and property and power was passed down from fathers to sons.
Lower class homes were more like small shacks made with bundled reeds
They learned how to use the resources around them (wool and flax) to make clothes and they began weaving cloth
Only higher class boys were allowed to go to school. Boys of lower classes and girls learned their work through their parents.
In school, boys spent their mornings copying myths and epics, and their afternoons working on refining their writing skills.
http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture2b.html - The History Guide: Lecture 2 - Ancient Western Asia and the Civilization of Mesopotamia
http://ant3145-mesopotamia.wikispaces.com/Housing+and+Construction-+Lauren+Schreck – Housing and Construction by Lauren Schreck
http://nippurean.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html - city image
http://albertis-window.blogspot.com/2009_05_01_archive.html - clothing imageOnline Sources