Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mesopotamia Unit

Ancient Sumerians invented the first writing system, the first irrigation system, and the wheel. Hammurabi had his laws carved in stone. The Babylonians also created the Hanging Gardens. Phoenician traders/sailors created the first alphabet and traveled all around the Mediterranean.

How did the geography of the Fertile Crescent affect civilization in that region? How do the achievements and inventions of Mesopotamia affect us today? How was the government of Sumeria developed? What role did the gods play in Sumerian life? See the links to the right for more information online...

Our test for Mesopotamia will be on Thursday, 10/15.

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