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Mesopotamia : 

Mesopotamia By : Kevin, Dale

Map: where it existed, what river it was on, what is the name of the modern country at that location, major cities : 

Map: where it existed, what river it was on, what is the name of the modern country at that location, major cities It exists in Asia Iraq, the river that was there is Euphrates river and Tigris river. The cities that is there now is Karbala and Al Hillah.

Background information, such as when it existed : 

Background information, such as when it existed This was Mesopotamia 3300 BCE. The background.

Inventions and achievements : 

Inventions and achievements An invention that they invented is the wheel. They had mathematics, writing, and the alphabet.

Knowledge : 

Knowledge Some people say Iraq is democracy's greatest test. Others say it's a violent mess. But a historian will say Iraq's the cradle of civilization.

Arts and crafts : 

Arts and crafts This is the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers which roughly comprises modern Iraq and part of Syria. The most ancient civilizations known to man first developed there writing, schools, libraries, written law codes, agriculture, irrigation, farming and moved us from prehistory to history. It's giving Mesopotamia the reputation of being the cradle of civilization. The name does not refer to any particular civilization using that name. It includes non-Semitic Sumerians, followed by the Semitic Acadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Over the course of 4000 years, the art of Mesopotamia reveals a tradition that appears, homogeneous in style and iconography.   Art became decorative, stylized and conventionalized at different times and places. Gods took on human forms and humans were combined with animals to make fantastic creatures. Large temples and imposing palaces dotted the landscape. History and poetry for the first time was recorded and set down to music. Lyres, pipes, harps and drums accompanied their songs and dances.   The soil of Mesopotamia yielded the civilization's major building material - mud brick. Stone was rare, and certain types had to be imported for sculpture. Variety of metals, as well as shells and precious stones, were used for the finest sculpture and inlays.

Type of writing : 

Type of writing Over five thousand years ago, people living in Mesopotamia developed a form of writing to record and communicate different types of information.

Types of laws : 

Types of laws actually there were about 300 laws

Type of government, who was in charge, laws : 

Type of government, who was in charge, laws They did have a government. In Sumerian empire the famous king was Sargon, Babylon was Hammurabi. The most important people were the scribe (writer), king, powerful priest, and gods/goddesses.

Religion: gods : 

Religion: gods Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilisation, was a hot spot of human activity five thousand years ago.

Trade: who they traded with, what they traded : 

Trade: who they traded with, what they traded They traded agricultural products for the materials they lacked.

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