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Rise of Civilization
rise of civilization quiz
|tool to analize and undertand ancient civilizations. Geography, Religigion, Arts and Achievment, Politics, Economics, and Social structure
|an advanced state of a human society marked by developments in the arts, sciences, technology, government and social structure
|Royal Tombs of UR
|*2000 ordinary tombs and 16 royal tombs (many different artifacts show wealth and status) *Unusual to find so many ancient graves
|*celbrated the gods and agriculture *attended w/permission from king *king was representative of the gods *occured throughout the calendar
|*each settlement had "patron" god *gods represented natural forces *believed in afterlife *good/bad events created by Gods *important to keep gods blessings
|*sky, stars, planets, universe, etc. controlled by the gods *used sun, moon, starts, and postions to predict future and determine political, social, and economic outcomes
|+multi-level temples made of mud bricks +top level served as home to gods of the city *raised above the ground to protect from flooding *served as intersection between earth and sky
|4 empires of mesoptamia
|*Akkadian Empire *Babylonian Empire *Assyrian Empire *Neo - Babylonian Empire
|*King Sargon - first ruler of Empire *Created empire through military strategy *Created world's first empire *City of Agade was the capitol *Used sumerian culture. Religion central to social order *known to 3 dimensional sculptures
|King Hammurabi - King of Babylon *Babylon was capitol *best known for code of laws laws were very fair
|*military might and cruelty *achievments include new weapons and war strategies. (Siege warfare - attacks over and over until city defeated) *Ruthless *religion important. *built the earliest aqueducts *craaftspeople known for bas-relief
|neo babylonian empire
|King Nebuchadrezzar. *built 2 thick walls around city of babylon *rebuilt city's ziggurat *hanging gardens of babylon *skilled mathmeticians and astronomers *created firt sundial
|wedge shaped writing on clay tablets
|a long poem usually about a hero and the hero's adventures and acheivments
|The people of Mesopotamia believed in many gods and goddesses which usually represented
|elements of nature.
|Spells, prayers, and rituals were all designed to maintain the ________________ of the gods.
|According to Mesopotamian belief,universe was controlled by gods & goddesses and it was believed that they provided an indication of their plans by revealing “signs” for humans. Which of the following events would most likely have been understood by a Mes
|iggurats can be best described as a Mesopotamian form of a(n)
|Ziggurats developed in southern Mesopotamia were usually anywhere from four to seven stories tall. The explanation for why they were built so tall seems most likely due to
|frequent flooding in the area
|The word “________________________” comes from Greek and means “land between the rivers.”
|A(n) _____________________ was like an independent country and had its own king, god, and laws,
|The Akkadians are an example of the world’s first ____________________.
|The southern region of Mesopotamia was known as Sumer and the northern region was known as _________________.
|______________ was the first civilization of Mesopotamia.
|Which of lists below places the five civilizations of Mesopotamia in the proper chronological order starting with the oldest and ending with the most recent?
|Sumer, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Neo-babylonian