Mesopotamia

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  1. Mesopotamia
    • "between the waters" Tigres & Euphrates
    • Present day Iraq
    • Wheat & Barley
  2. Sumer Culture
    • Semitic language
    • Mythopoeic (magic/evil)
    • Polytheistic (gods/goddesses)
    • Governed by kings (high priests, not gods)
    • Ziggurat (realm of priest)
  3. Akkadian Empire
    • Ruler Sargon
    • Uses army to make this empire
    • Bureacracy
    • Akkad richest city in world
    • Writing
    • Literacy becomes elitist thing
  4. Babylonians
    • Ruled by Hammurabi
    • First set of recorded laws
    • Lex Tailions-first set of recorded laws on tablets
    • Babylonians have a lot
  5. Hittites
    • Indo-European
    • Not semitic language
    • Technology
    • Domesticated the Horse
    • Invented Chariots
    • Good metal Weapons
    • Caused a lot of trouble
    • Take over babylonians
  6. Assyrian
    • Most Powerful Empire in Mesopotamia
    • Fluorishing Cities
    • Power spread all over
    • Bureacracy-taxes, soldiers
    • Chariots & Calvary
    • King Assurbanipal
  7. Chaldean
    • 2nd Babylonian Empire
    • Nebuchadnezzar Ruler
    • His son loses empire to Persians
    • Not very strong empire
  8. Main Dieties in Mesopotamia
    Inanna (associated with venus & fertility-AKA Ishtar)

    Tammuz (change of seasons, harvest)
  9. Mesopotamian People are...
    • Patriarchal
    • Fearful
    • Lots of Slavery
    • Main source of wealth is Land
  10. Ancient Hebrews
    • Semitic language
    • Abraham is their Patriarch
    • Oral traditions, eventually written down
    • Ethical Monotheism (considered radical to rest of world; established moral order, huge influence)
    • Close to Egyptians
  11. Phoenicians
    • Semitic language
    • Lebanon
    • Wanted to make Money
    • Businessmen
    • Develop alphabet
    • Polytheistic society
  12. Indo-Europeans
    • Pastoral History
    • Came from Caucusas (Caucasian)
    • Domesticate Horse, Chariot
    • Looking for Pastures for their Flocks
  13. Childrearing
    When a child was born, it was taken to the Patriarch. If the Patriarch lifted up the child, it was to be raised. But if he did not, the child was to be abandoned.

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