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what is the meaning of Mesopotamia? land between rivers
why was each city surrounded by a wall with a bronze gate? to keep out lions and bandits
what were the names of the twin rivers? the Tigris, and Euphrates
what is the temple in the middle of each Sumerian city called? Ziggurat
what does ziggurat mean? mountain of god, or hill of heaven
sumerians believed that all forces of nature were viewed as? gods
what was the name of one of the famous priest- kings who searched for a way to live forever? Gilgamesh
what were the people who settled in Mesopotamia about 3500 b.c. called? Sumerians
what was the chief crop in Sumer? barley
what were humans put on earth to do? please the gods
what was the writing made out of wedge- shaped markings called? cuneiform
why was writing developed? because people had to keep track of business deals
often one city state would go to war with one another over? boundary disputes
the twin rivers would flood and leave behind what? natural leeves
what is the fertile area around Mesopotamia called? fertile cresent
Created by: chsmichaela