1. A large arc of rich, or fertile farmland.
2. First set of 282 laws created by King Hammurabi
4. The world's first writing system
A mixture of soil and rocks that is very fertile.
A system that divides people into classes based on the job of your family.
A way of controlling water for farming.
A pyramid-shaped temple
What are the 2 rivers that referred to Mesopotamia?
This name means "Land between two rivers" and was a name given by the Greeks.
Which present day country makes up most of Mesopotamia?
Which of the following was NOT an invention of the Mesopotamians?
Why were ziggurats important to the Sumerians?
The religious beliefs of the Mesopotamians were considered?
Ancient Mesopotamia is also known as ___________________.
a highly developed culture complete with religion, government, social class structure, and writing system
The people of Sumer were called
The Sumerians believed the most important people were _______________.
School was not easy, but ____________ were some of the most powerful people in Mesopotamia because they controlled information and knowledge.
The Sumerian number system was base ________.
What was the main reason the Sumerians developed writing?
What is the oldest known story in Sumer?
About 2350 B.C., a powerful leader named ____________ took control of both northern and southern Mesopotamia.
Sargon’s empire was called the _______________.
When the Akkadians under Sargon conquered the city-states of Sumer, they created the first
Babylonian leader who created the first written code of 282 laws that dealt with almost every part of daily life
Which of the following is NOT true of Hammurabi's code?
When did the Babylonian Empire reach its peak?
People who lived in Babylon
Inventions Babylonia is known for
What class included kings, nobles, priest, government Officials, and warriors.
__________________________________ caused Mesopotamians to move to the river valley
fine sand, clay or other materials carried by running water that is found at the bottom of a river
What is the system in which people were ranked based on their occupation?