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Ancient Mesopotamian Houses<br />By Merrill White<br />
Ancient Mesopotamia<br />What was Mesopotamia?<br /><ul><li>an ancient region of south west Asia between the Tigris and Eu...
in modern-day Iraq
10,000 years ago
home to some of the world's earliest civilizations
birthplace of writing
first settled by the Sumerians
then by the Akkadians
then later by the Babylonians
it become a part of almost every major empire</li></li></ul><li>Houses.<br />Mesopotamian houses were called “ziggurats” <...
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  1. 1. Ancient Mesopotamian Houses<br />By Merrill White<br />
  2. 2. Ancient Mesopotamia<br />What was Mesopotamia?<br /><ul><li>an ancient region of south west Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
  3. 3. in modern-day Iraq
  4. 4. 10,000 years ago
  5. 5. home to some of the world's earliest civilizations
  6. 6. birthplace of writing
  7. 7. first settled by the Sumerians
  8. 8. then by the Akkadians
  9. 9. then later by the Babylonians
  10. 10. it become a part of almost every major empire</li></li></ul><li>Houses.<br />Mesopotamian houses were called “ziggurats” <br />
  11. 11. …built out of?<br /><ul><li>Mesopotamian houses were built out of mud brick and mud plaster.
  12. 12. Mix mud and water in the morning
  13. 13. Mold into bricks
  14. 14. Leave in sun all day to dry
  15. 15. Wooden doors and no material in windows
  16. 16. They had a flat mud roof because it was often used as a 4th living space when the weather was nice=)
  17. 17. Roof used for cooking/sleeping occasionally.</li></li></ul><li>
  18. 18. What about cooking and heating?<br /><ul><li>People cooked on all purpose hearths over an open fire, on grills, skewers, or racks.
  19. 19. There was no sanitation.
  20. 20. Very agricultural
  21. 21. No material used for windows
  22. 22. Temperature inside same as outside</li></li></ul><li>Would this work in Caldwell County?<br />
  23. 23. In my opinion…<br />NO.<br />
  24. 24. Why?<br /><ul><li>Sanitation
  25. 25. Windows
  26. 26. VERY hot in winter
  27. 27. VERY cold in summer</li></ul>However… If modified I think people could use the house in Caldwell County.<br /><ul><li> Windows
  28. 28. Heater/Air conditioner
  29. 29. Television
  30. 30. SANITATION
  31. 31. Refrigerator
  32. 32. Ect…</li></li></ul><li>THE END<br />
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