About Mesopotamia

by:Abby Christensen

Caption.....This is a ziggurat.  This is where they worshiped in Mesopotamia.

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Caption.....The wheel was invented in Mesopotamia.  This makes it easier to get around.  Now we can get further distances in a shorter amount of time by driving, it has also provided jobs like delivery, driving a taxi,etc.

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Caption…..This is a map of Mesopotamia.  This map contains of the Fertile Crescent which is the part of the map that is shaded green.

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Inventions and Discoveries in Ancient Mesopotamia
(Part 1)

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Inventions and Discoveries in Ancient Mesopotamia
(Part 2)

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The Fabulous Four Inventions of Mesopotamia

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Irrigation

Irrigation is used to assist the growing of agricultural crops.  Some examples of systems that help with the process of irrigation are sprinklers, rainbirds, etc.

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Bricks

Bricks were, and still are , used for building.  People use bricks used for building apartments, they were used for building ziggurats, office buildings, etc.

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Money

Before they invented money they used the system of trading.  When money was invented people didn't have to trade valuable items, they just had to have enough money for it.  Money can be used to buy many things like toys, games, food, houses, almost everything these days have to be payed for with money.

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Code of Hammurabi

The Code of  Hammurabi is the law of Mesopotamia.  It has made a huge impact on the way we live today.  Now that people have rules to follow they can't do things they would be able to do otherwise.

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Ziggurat

A ziggurat is a place where they worshiped in Mesopotamia.  Ziggurats have a giant staircase that would lead you to the 2nd level.  In a ziggurat there are 3 levels.

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Link to "Mesopotamia for kids"

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Link to the British Museum of Mesopotamia