8 Featuresof Civilization

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This information was adapted from the Glencoe "Journey Across Time" Textbook (2005).

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8 Featuresof Civilization

  1. 1. 8 Features of Civilization Ancient Sumer
  2. 2. CITY <ul><li>Ur </li></ul><ul><li>Babylon </li></ul><ul><li>Eridu </li></ul>
  3. 3. ORG ORGANIZED GOVERNMENT <ul><li>Ruled by kings </li></ul><ul><li>MONARCHY </li></ul>
  4. 4. JOB SPECIALIZATION <ul><li>Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Merchants </li></ul><ul><li>Priests </li></ul><ul><li>Artisans </li></ul><ul><li>Scribes </li></ul>
  5. 5. SOCIAL CLASS <ul><li>Upper Class – kings and priests </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Class – Farmers and artisans </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Class – enslaved people </li></ul>
  6. 6. ART AND ARCHITECTURE <ul><li>Ziggurats </li></ul><ul><li>Statues </li></ul><ul><li>Palaces </li></ul><ul><li>Homes </li></ul><ul><li>Poems </li></ul><ul><li>pottery </li></ul>
  7. 7. COMPLEX RELIGION <ul><li>Believed in many gods </li></ul><ul><li>POLYTHEISTIC </li></ul>
  8. 8. PUBLIC WORKS <ul><li>Ziggurats </li></ul><ul><li>Roads </li></ul><ul><li>Irrigation systems </li></ul><ul><li>Schools for wealthy boys </li></ul>
  9. 9. WRITING <ul><li>Cuneiform </li></ul><ul><li>Epic of Gilgamesh – first epic poem </li></ul><ul><li>Tablets </li></ul>

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