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Everyday Life in Mesopotamia


everyday Life in Mesopotamia

of a god's pleasure or displeasure. Around the base of the ziggurat was a large courtyard or town square that bustled with life. Even the king had to pay for what he wanted. You might see an artist painting, a boy racing by on his way to school, or someone milking a cow or making a basket. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Sumerians built towns and cities along the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers. I don't read cuneiform!) compendium of what little is known about the various ancient Mesopotamian civilizations. Both gourmet cuisine and popular cookery used fish, meats, fruits, vegetables, and grains, available fresh or preserved (through methods still used today and served with beer and wine. Ziggurats - Tall Temples, teachers were tough! Side note: apparently the Sumerians were really into poems about the vulva. They could work in a shop or own their own business.

everyday Life in Mesopotamia

The last installment covered the lives of the elites; now lets go several steps down the social ladder. All Kinds of Inventions - many still used today. Also included are accounts of the exceptional life of the queen and the women of Mari, the story of the great Queen Semiramis, and chapters on magic, medicine, and astrology. The daily life of every person was spent seeking ways to please and appease their many (many!) gods. See also: The Legend of Gilgamesh, free Powerpoints about Ancient Sumer, interactive Quiz about the Land Between Two Rivers (with answers). Homes, toys and Recreation, religion - Meet the Gloomy Gods. Features of everyday Meopotamian life highlight the new sections of this book.

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