Mesopotamia is a name for the area of the Tigris–Euphrates river system, corresponding to modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, the northeastern section of Syria and to a much lesser extent southeastern Turkey and smaller parts of southwestern Iran.
Ancient Mesopotamia Song
By: Mr. Nicky
Ancient Mesopotamia started out with no government at all, until Sargon created Hammurabi's Code. It was made up of 282 rules for everyone. They were the first laws that were actually written in stone for the citizens to see. Hammurabi's Code mostly benefited the rich men. If somebody didn't follow the rules, there would be consequences.
When the Mesopotamian had a food surplus and the population got bigger, everyone could focus on one job. Instead of having to farm, hunt, build, and trade people got skilled in their appointed job. They also added a couple of careers like artists, scribes, and musicians since people had more time on their hands.
The ancient Mesopotamian worshiped many different gods and goddesses. They thought that the gods influenced much of what happened to them in their lives like death, injuries, good things, and more. Babylonian and Assyrian religion was heavily influenced by the Mesopotamian.