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MESOPOTAMIA EDUCATION Sumerians trained boys in art. The students were mostly sons from upper-class families – sons of priests, temple and palace officials, military officers, sea captains and scribes. Girls and those who can’t afford the fees were not enrolled. They used clay tablets to write and practice their cuneiform writing. Clay tablets became their books. Those who learned the art were assigned to work as scribes in the temples, courts, or as merchants. RELIGION Sumerians worshipped...

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Trends in Ancient Civilizations

spring up all over the world. Humans set up civilizations from Mesopotamia in the Middle East, to China in East Asia, and all the way to Caral-Supe in South America. Although these ancient civilizations were separated by thousands of miles, they all share common patterns and characteristics like geography, how they developed, social classes and hierarchies, and religion. Although all ancient civilizations deserve to be analyzed, Mesopotamia and Egypt are particularly interesting when studying these common...

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The Ziggurat

Mesopotamia, or “the land between two rivers,” was the base that civilizations built themselves on. It was also the stage where many of them crumbled. The rich culture and religion of Mesopotamia included many gods and goddesses, whom many of these were strongly associated with the forces of nature. The Mesopotamians sought a way that would bring them closer to their gods and goddesses, and they did so by building great structures called Ziggurats. A Ziggurat is a pyramidal structure mainly composed...

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Code of Hammurabi

offering us insights on the lives of Mesopotamia. Through extensive historical analysis of the Judgments of Hammurabi, the Code of Hammurabi can tell us that there was evidence of social structure, duties of public officials and a legal system, and consumer protection through a centralized government in ancient Mesopotamia. The Code of Hammurabi was written by King Hammurabi in Babylon’s First Dynasty (1792 BCE-1750 BCE), where he was known for uniting Mesopotamia under one centralized government...

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Cradle of the civilization

Mesopotamia Is Great The "Land between the Rivers" has been a source of both savage barbarism and great civilizations. Mesopotamian culture reached its peak between ca 3000-550 BCE. Yet, much of Mesopotamian culture goes unnoticed, despite its rich heritage. A vast bulk of the great early civilizations developed in the land known as Mesopotamia. It can, in fact, be proven, without question, that because of Mesopotamia's extensive trade routes, its excellent leaders, and the astronomical growth...

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Egypt vs Mespotamia

September 23, 2013 Mesopotamia vs. Ancient Egypt While most early civilizations have documented strengths and weaknesses, two of the most interesting to compare are Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt were similar, but also very different, in significant ways. Both Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt set standards for civilizations to come, but because they differed geographically and had different political systems, their influence was different. Mesopotamia was the world’s first...

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Dick Faggot Vagina

ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY I: MESOPOTAMIA AND EGYPT (CLAA05H3F) UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO AT SCARBOROUGH COURSE SYLLABUS FALL TERM 2011 TIME: Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm LOCATION: AA112 The large lecture hall in the AA building INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Douglas R. Frayne Dept. of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto OFFICE: (At Scarborough) HW 404 At. St. George...

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Creation Stories of Egyptian, Mesopotamia, & Hebrew Cultures

Creation Stories The Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and ancient Hebrew cultures were all very different. The earliest known creation writings were dated from the third millennium B.C.1 Whether it is belief in one God or several, each culture represents one or more. How each God or Gods comes into their world, how they interact, or how they worship each God is unique to their culture. The creation stories are the foundation of religious cultures that have spread throughout the world.2 In Ancient...

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Themes in US/World History

Running Head: MESOPOTAMIA               Mesopotamia           MESOPOTAMIA       Mesopotamia is known as one of the world’s first civilizations with signs of primitive settlements dating back to 10,000 BC. Also called the Fertile Crescent, it is home to the first temples, currency, writing, and schools. The Greek meaning for Mesopotamia is “land between two rivers,” referring to the Tigris and Euphrates....

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Mesopotamian Influence Today

The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round….. but they wouldn’t if not for one invention that occurred in Mesopotamia. Ancient Mesopotamia’s influence goes much farther than a common children’s song. The way that we measure time, our various modes of transportation, and how we communicate are three of the ways that Mesopotamia still speaks to us today. We measure the passage of time with seconds, minutes, hours, days, et cetera. Sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, and 24 hours...

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