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Mesopotamia

Chapter Three Study Guide

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Wedge-shaped Sumerian writing system cuneiform
Leading city-state of Sumer Ur
Cheif city of Hammurabi's empire Babylon
Legendary hero of Sumerian culture. Gilgamesh
Person who is skilled in a craft Artisan
A Sumerian city and its surrounding land city-state
Organized system of laws code
Person who is skilled in writing scribe
One of the rivers bounding Mesopotamia Euphrates
Sumerian temple with many levels ziggurat
The land called Mesopotamia in ancient times is today part of Iraq
The Sumerians settled in Mesopotamia in about 3,500 B.C.
The Sumerians took an important step in changing their physical environment by controlling the floods on the rivers.
At the center of each Sumerian city-state was a temple which was the home of the city's cheif god.
In Sumerian society, the middle class included artisans and shopkeepers.
What eventually happened to the city-states of Sumer? Sargon I, a king from northern Mesopotamia , conquered them.
As a ruler, Hammurabi is best remembered for creating a written code of laws.
When Sargon I united the conquered city-states, he created the world's first empire
The oldest written record known come from the culture of Sumer
The wheel, plow, and sailboats are examples of inventions of ancient Mesopotamia.
Created by: jonpainter on 2004-10-05



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