Ancient Mesopotamia

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Ancient Mesopotamia:

Ancient Mesopotamia

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Mesopotamia: the land between the rivers Away from the rivers, it’s a desert But very fertile with irrigation Irrigation=an artificial water supply for crops

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Sargon of Akkad created the first real empire in Mesopotamia Some people think this is a portrait of Sargon

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The Sumerians (from the city-state of Sumer) had a particularly rich culture, and everyone who came later copied them. writing Advanced math wheels Bronze working Complex polytheistic religion

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Mesopotamian cities were complex worlds with hierarchies, governments, trade, and armies.

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The last Mesopotamian empire finally fell to the Persians around 550 BCE