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What were the twin rivers named? Tigris and Euphrates
The flood would leave behind natural what? Levees
What was the chief crop? Barley
Sumerians used what to make their bricks? Mud and crushed reeds
About what time did Sumerians settle in Mesopotamia 3,500BC
What natural resource did the Sumerians have very little of? Timber
Where is the Fertile Crescent Around Mesopotamia
What were some crops the Sumerians grew? Barley, fruit, trees, wheat, and etc
What was the Sumerians form or writing called cuneiform
The Sumerian king was also their what? Priest
In 3,000BC who became permanent king military leaders
Where were the courts located Around the Ziggurat
All forces of nature were viewed as what Gods
Who worked at the courts? Artisans
What was celebrated at the courts great events
Who were the gods slaves humans
Each city-state was made up of what? A farmland and a city
What kept out lions and bandits A bronze gate
The bronze gate used to keep out what lions and bandits
Where did the upper class live near the middle of the city
Artisans, Government workers, and shopkeepers made up what class? the middle class
who were lower class citizens? unskilled workers, farmers, and fishermen
War was often over what? Boundary issues
The Ziggurat was home to who the City's chief god
Only who was allowed to enter the Ziggurat Priests
What was a nickname for the Ziggurat "Hill of Heaven"
What was the "Mountain of God" the Ziggurat
Before Cuneiform Sumerians used what to represent ideas and objects pictures
Only rich boys could what? go to school
Gods made humans to what serve the gods
In school rich boys were taught to be what? writers
What famous Priest-king had the oldest known story? Gilgamesh
Sumerians thought when you die you go where a dark damp cave
Tigris and ________ Euphrates
_______ and Euphrates Tigris
TRUE OR FALSE: priests were also kings TRUE
TRUE OR FALSE: rich boys and girls both went to school FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE: the Ziggurat was the the Sumerians church FALSE
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