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  1. 1. MESOPOTAMIA Gods, Writing, And Inventions By: Ellis Gloman
  2. 2. Gods and Goddesses <ul><li>Gods of Mesopotamia </li></ul><ul><li>Anu: God of the sky </li></ul><ul><li>Enlil: Most powerful God </li></ul><ul><li>Enki: God of rain </li></ul><ul><li>Marduk: God of Babylon </li></ul><ul><li>Ashur: God of the Assyrian Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Gula: God of the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Ereshkigal: Goddess of the Underworld </li></ul><ul><li>Nabu: God of writing </li></ul><ul><li>Ninurta: God of war </li></ul><ul><li>Adad: God of storms </li></ul><ul><li>Erra: God of drought </li></ul><ul><li>Nergal: God of plague </li></ul><ul><li>Zu: God of evil </li></ul>
  3. 3. Writing The Mesopotamians invented the world’s first system of writing. Their first form of writing was pictograms. Pictograms were used to communicate basic information. Even though pictograms were useful, they needed writing, so they developed a form of writing called cuneiform. Cuneiform was invented somewhere around 3,000 B.C. They used cuneiform to keep track of records, communicate with each other, and many other things. There are about 700 symbols in cuneiform. This is a picture of cuneiform written on a stone tablet
  4. 4. Inventions <ul><li>They Invented the wheel, the street, the brick, irrigation, the sailboat, the worlds first system of writing, and many other things </li></ul>
  5. 5. The End