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Before we begin!!!!!

Before we begin!!!!!

Political: Who controls what? What type of government is there? Anything to do with laws or war.

Economic: What type of economy? How do people make a living?

Geography: Where is it? Is the land mountainous? Desert? Oceanic?

Social: Religious, intellectual, artistic

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Ancient River Valley Civs

Ancient River Valley Civs

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Ancient mesopotamia

Ancient mesopotamia

Oldest known civilization

Cradle of Human Civilization

Old Testament

Nebuchadnezzar

Ziggurat (right)

Hanging gardens

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Geography

Geography

This civ rose in the valleys between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

Some say this Fertile Crescent was the real Garden of Eden.

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In what modern day country was the Fertile Crescent?

In what modern day country was the Fertile Crescent?

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In what modern day country was the Fertile Crescent?

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Ur, the capital city of Mesopotamia

Ur, the capital city of Mesopotamia

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Political:What was the earliest kingdom in Mesopotamia? The second?

Political:What was the earliest kingdom in Mesopotamia? The second?

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Social

Social

This is cuneiform.

Babylonians wrote using this wedge-shaped writing on clay tablets.

The Sumerians invented writing.

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More cuneiform writing

More cuneiform writing

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More ziggurats

More ziggurats

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More ziggurats

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Hanging gardens of Babylonia

Hanging gardens of Babylonia

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Hanging gardens of Babylonia

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Another painting of the hanging gardens with Tower of Babel in back

Another painting of the hanging gardens with Tower of Babel in back

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Economic: trade and farming

Economic: trade and farming

Sumerians (Mesopotamians) were known to trade with the Egyptians and the Indus Valley civilizations.

In later years, these trade routes became Silk Road.

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