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Mesopotamia 7-13

Cuneiform A form of writing in which words or ideas were represented by characters made up of wedges and lines. They were pressed into wet clay tablets using a reed stylus. --Mesopotamian farmers used cuneiform to write how many pounds of grain they were sold
Code of Hammurabi A code of 282 laws that everyone must follow. Hammurabi got these laws from the gods. --Hammurabi's code was created in Babylon.
Ten commandments Ten ¨laws" That governed religious belief, social behavior, and the followers believed that if they followed these rules then they would get gods blessings and protection. --The 10 commandments were part of polytheistic beliefs.
Judaism A religion created by Hebrews who lived in Mesopotamia lead by a man named Abraham. The Egyptians enslaved the jews fr 400 years. --In 1780 BC Abraham lead the Jews through the fertile crescent into Canaan.
Polytheism The belief in more than one god , like the ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians. -Hammurabi was a believer in Polytheism.
Monotheism The belief in one God like the ancient hebrews -Abraham and the hebrews believed i monotheism.
Mesopotamian social structure. In Mesopotamia, the lowest rank you could be was a slave. Going up from there their is laborers/farmers, then traders merchants and craftspeople, priests and at the top ranking was king.
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