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Shafer Mespotamia

Chapter 2

What does Mesopotamia mean land between the rivers
What region of the world is Mesopotamia in? the Middle East
What group of people calls Israel their homeland? Jewish People (Hebrews)
What is a ziggurat? An ancient temple
What does a scribe do? Writes
because of trade Mesopotamia was known as? The Crossroads of Civilization
Leader of Babylon Hammurabi
Hammurabi is famous for? The first written code of laws
Many early codes(laws) dealt with what? Property
belief in one God monotheism
What would happen to a person caught stealing in ancient Mesopotamia? Put to death
Hammurabi's codes followed the principle(idea) of? An eye for an eye
Sumer, Ur, Assyria, Babylon are all examples of? City-states
Many early stories of Mesopotamia can be found in what famous book. The Bible
How did Sumerians keep their Gods happy? Animal sacrifices
The Phoenicians developed what? The Alphabet
Mesopotamian writing was called Cuneiform
Which of the world's religions started in Mesopotamia? Islam, Christianity, Judaism
Created by: shafhunter