Mesopotamian Society

Mesopotamia was a very advanced civilization. They had lots of new technology, at least to them it was advanced, but now most of it isn't very advanced at all! They had the first irrigation, like dikes and canals, and they had a sewer system. A few other things they created were the wheel, the first math system, and the first system of laws called Hammurabi's code [as shown below].

Hammurabi's Code was a list of 282 laws that Hammurabi created in 1750 BC.

Hammurabi's Code

Below is a tablet containing cuneiform. Cuneiform was the earliest type of writing that ancient civilizations used to communicate through writing. Also, Hammurabi's Code was written in this type of language!

A Cuneiform Tablet

This is a funny rap about Ancient Mesopotamia!

This [below] is an ancient ziggurat.

An Ancient Ziggurat

Ziggurats were a type of temple common to the Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia. The earliest examples of the ziggurat date from the end of the third millennium BC and the latest date from the 6th century BC.

This [below] is ancient agriculture, also another one of their achievements, is the plow!

Farming in Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia was located in the middle east, or the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent was an area of land that had very nice, soft, wet soil perfect for farming, due to floods.