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<ul><li>By: Marrwah Elhakeem 7D </li></ul>Ancient Mesopotamia
Map of Mesopotamia...
Dictatorship or Organization? <ul><li>The government was very organized in Mesopotamia.  </li></ul><ul><li>There were load...
Fair or cruel? <ul><li>Most crimes back then were punishable by death. </li></ul><ul><li>Hammurabi’s Code had different pe...
Hammurabi: good or bad? <ul><li>King Hammurabi codified over 200 laws for his kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>Hammurabi’s Code ...
Some religion? <ul><li>Apparently, human’s were believed to have been created to serve the Gods. </li></ul><ul><li>Gods we...
Too many beliefs? <ul><li>There were loads of Gods and Goddesses back then </li></ul><ul><li>After the Sumerian clashed wi...
Demons vs. Spirits? <ul><li>People in West Asia believed in supernatural demons and spirits good and bad </li></ul><ul><li...
An Artistic Civilization? <ul><li>The discovery of writing came towards the end of prehistoric age in Mesopotamia </li></u...
Marvelous or too much? <ul><li>King Nebuchadnezzar 2 nd  built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, a marvelous series of terra...
Different styles of Art? <ul><li>The Babylonians had practiced all of the Mesopotamian arts, and had excelled in brightly ...
Comments? Thoughts? <ul><li>Very developed </li></ul><ul><li>Very strict </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic </li></ul><ul><li>Reli...
<ul><li>http://www.tamut.edu/academics/mperri/AnWld/AncientWorld.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bakati.com/m~b-8015~c-Co...
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  1. 1. <ul><li>By: Marrwah Elhakeem 7D </li></ul>Ancient Mesopotamia
  2. 2. Map of Mesopotamia...
  3. 3. Dictatorship or Organization? <ul><li>The government was very organized in Mesopotamia. </li></ul><ul><li>There were loads of laws under king Hammurabi’s Code of Laws. </li></ul><ul><li>Financial compensation is still practiced in the Middle East today. </li></ul><ul><li>All the kings in Mesopotamia were very concerned to rule justly. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fair or cruel? <ul><li>Most crimes back then were punishable by death. </li></ul><ul><li>Hammurabi’s Code had different penalties for the same crime, but it really depended on the social status of the victim and offender. </li></ul><ul><li>The idea of retribution was not in Sumerian law. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hammurabi: good or bad? <ul><li>King Hammurabi codified over 200 laws for his kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>Hammurabi’s Code wasn’t used in courts. </li></ul><ul><li>His Code was almost the most important thing then, and it applied to everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Hammurabi’s successors weren’t able to maintain his kingdom after he passed away. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some religion? <ul><li>Apparently, human’s were believed to have been created to serve the Gods. </li></ul><ul><li>Gods were believed to have supernatural powers </li></ul><ul><li>Gods and Goddesses were very important in Mesopotamian society </li></ul>
  7. 7. Too many beliefs? <ul><li>There were loads of Gods and Goddesses back then </li></ul><ul><li>After the Sumerian clashed with Akkadian, the Gods changed </li></ul><ul><li>The Gods had their own symbols </li></ul>
  8. 8. Demons vs. Spirits? <ul><li>People in West Asia believed in supernatural demons and spirits good and bad </li></ul><ul><li>Some people in West Asia were superstitious and would avoid the misfortunes believed to be caused by some demons </li></ul><ul><li>Many of these “demons” had half - animal and half - human forms </li></ul>
  9. 9. An Artistic Civilization? <ul><li>The discovery of writing came towards the end of prehistoric age in Mesopotamia </li></ul><ul><li>The Sumerians seem to have developed one of the world’s first ever systems of monarchy to govern large areas, and the states of Sumer were ruled by some kind of priest-king. </li></ul><ul><li>The Assyrians had a lot of access to good amounts of stone - this was used to nicely decorate palaces </li></ul>
  10. 10. Marvelous or too much? <ul><li>King Nebuchadnezzar 2 nd built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, a marvelous series of terraced gardens </li></ul><ul><li>The Akkadian invaders quickly assimilated Sumerian styles </li></ul><ul><li>The Mesopotamians seem very developed </li></ul>
  11. 11. Different styles of Art? <ul><li>The Babylonians had practiced all of the Mesopotamian arts, and had excelled in brightly colored glazed tiles. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mesopotamian kingdoms had their very own styles of art </li></ul><ul><li>Their styles of art were used abroad </li></ul>
  12. 12. Comments? Thoughts? <ul><li>Very developed </li></ul><ul><li>Very strict </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic </li></ul><ul><li>Religious </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>http://www.tamut.edu/academics/mperri/AnWld/AncientWorld.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bakati.com/m~b-8015~c-Computer-Books.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zunal.com/index-matrix.php?Curriculum=110&Grade=103&page=11 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mitchellteachers.net/WorldHistory/AncientEgyptNearEastUnit/ConstructingTimelineMesopotamianCivilizations.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://booksofart.com/ancient-art/mesopotamian-art/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mysteriousworld.com/Journal/2003/Autumn/Osiria/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://hintjewelry.blogspot.com/2008_09_01_archive.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://amityarthistory.blogspot.com/2008/08/mesopotamian-art.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://timewatch.greathistory.com/2010/02/16/15minmesopotamia/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://elseplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/ancient-babylon-metaphor-for-dark-side_30.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://faculty.mdc.edu/jmcnair/Joe12pages/sargon_is_the_great_teacher_who_.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.livius.org/men-mh/mesopotamia/kings.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cmaa-museum.org/meso112.html </li></ul>
  14. 14. Hope you enjoyed watching my presentation!

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