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Mesopotamia

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  • 1. MESOPOTAMIA Gods, Astronomy, And Inventions By: Ellis Gloman
  • 2. Gods and Goddess’
    • Gods of Mesopotamia
    • Anu: God of the sky
    • Enlil: Most powerful God
    • Enki: God of rain
    • Marduk: God of Babylon
    • Ashur: God of the Assyrian Empire
    • Gula: God of the Sun
    • Ereshkigal: Goddess of the Underworld
    • Nabu: God of writing
    • Ninurta: God of war
    • Adad: God of storms
    • Erra: God of drought
    • Nergal: God of plague
    • Zu: God of evil
  • 3. Astronomy
    • The Babylonian astronomers were very skilled at mathematics and could predict eclipses and solstices. Scholars thought that everything had some purpose in astronomy. Most of these related to religion and omens. Mesopotamian astronomers worked out a 12-month calendar based on the cycles of the moon. They divided the year into two seasons: summer and winter.
  • 4. Inventions
    • They Invented the wheel, the street, the brick, irrigation, the sailboat, the worlds first system of writing, and many other things
  • 5. The End