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City – States of Mesopotamia. Mr. Folkersma World History Sault Area High School. Mesopotamia. “The Land Between the Rivers” Tigris & Euphrates Rivers Thought to be the location of the Garden of Eden. Located in Modern Day Iraq Land was fertile, and produce an surplus of food.

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city states of mesopotamia

City – States of Mesopotamia

Mr. Folkersma

World HistorySault Area High School

mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
  • “The Land Between the Rivers”
    • Tigris & Euphrates Rivers
      • Thought to be the location of the Garden of Eden.
      • Located in Modern Day Iraq
  • Land was fertile, and produce an surplus of food.
assignment part 1
Assignment Part 1:

Problems

Solutions

Explain the solutions that the Sumerians came up with to solve their issues.

  • Identify the issues that Sumerians faced with living in Mesopotamia

Hint: Sec 1 – Page 29 & 30

city states
City-States
  • Functioned as independent country
  • Cities were surrounded by fields of barley and wheat
  • Priest and Rulers controlled the city-states
    • Sometimes they were military led.
assignment part 2
Assignment Part 2:
  • Discuss what Sumerian Culture was like:
    • Religion
    • Society
    • Science and Technology
  • Three Key points for each subtopic
hammurabi s code of laws
Hammurabi’s Code of Laws

8. If a man has stolen an ox, a sheep, a pig, or a boat that belonged to a temple or palace, he shall repay thirty times its cost. If it belonged to a private citizen, he shall repay ten times. If the thief cannot pay, he shall be put to death.

hammurabi s code of laws1
Hammurabi’s Code of Laws

196. If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out.

198. If he puts out he eye of a freed man or break the bone of a free man, he shall pay one gold mina.

199. If he put out the eye of a man’s slave, or break the bone of a man’s slave, he shall pay one-half of its value.