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  • Essays for Chapter 3 Mesopotamia: Site of Several Ancient River Civilizations (M)

    1. What is the Fertile Crescent? What is Mesopotamia? Where are these places located? What modern day countries now occupy that land?

    2. In order, what empires controlled the land of the Fertile Crescent in ancient times?

    3. Describe the religious beliefs of the people in Mesopotamian civilizations.

    4. What three inventions contributed to the growth of the civilizations in Mesopotamia? Explain how each them contributed to the growth of Mesopotamian civilizations.

    5. What four factors helped Mesopotamia to flourish? Explain how each factor contributed to the growth of the Mesopotamian civilizations.

    6. Describe why Hammurabi is an important historical figure. Include information about the code including the basis of the code, why the code was important, Hammurabis goal in creating the code, how Hammurabi accomplished his goal. Include an example of one of the laws.

    7. Describe the Three important achievements of Mesopotamian civilization.

    8. Explain how the Phoenician writing system improved upon prior writing systems. Describe the Phoenician writing system as the first alphabet and the precursor of the first complete alphabet developed by the Greeks.

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