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Mesopotamia 7-13

Cards 7-13

Term Definition/Historical Context
7. Cuneiform The first written language, which was created by the Sumerians _______ was a form of writing where words or ideas were represented by characters made up of triangles and straight lines. The characters were pressed into wet clay tablets using a stylus.
8. Code of Hammurabi The first completed set of laws, which was written in cuneiform. 282 very specific laws with very harsh punishments designed to cause fear made up _______________.
9. Ten Commandments Guidelines that governed religious belief, social behavior, and influenced other religions and civilizations. Hebrews believed that following the ______ would grant them God's blessings and protection.
10. Judaism An early religion based off the idea on Monotheism _____ was invented by the early Hebrews that were shepards that lived in Mesopotamia.
11. Polytheism The belief in more than one God, most of these gods were connected to the enviornment. The ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians were some of the first civilizations to believe in ______.
12. Monotheism The belief of only one, powerful God. Today _____ is the most common. Many civilizations and religions have been influenced by this advance in thinking.
13. Explain the Mesopotamian Social Structure Kings, claimed to be chosen to rule by the gods, therefore the highest. Priests were king's assistants. Craftspeople, traders & merchants insured money/goods. Farmers gained resources. Slaves, prisoners of war, worked for higher-class individuals.
Created by: sstuhlmiller23



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