Ancient Middle East 1 -- Mesopotamia

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Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

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Indo-European Migrations: 4m-2m BCE The Middle East: “The Crossroads of Three Continents”

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The Ancient Fertile Crescent Area The Middle East: “The Cradle of Civilization”

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Sumerians

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Sumerian Religion - Polytheistic Enki Innana Anthropomorphic Gods

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Mesopotamian Trade “The Cuneiform World”

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Cuneiform: “Wedge-Shaped” Writing

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Cuneiform Writing

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Deciphering Cuneiform

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Sumerian Scribes “Tablet House”

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Sumerian Cylinder Seals

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Gilgamesh

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Gilgamesh Epic Tablet: Flood Story

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Ziggurat at Ur Temple “Mountain of the Gods”

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The Royal Standard of Ur

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Mesopotamian Harp

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Board Game From Ur

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Sophisticated Metallurgy Skills at Ur

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Sargon of Akkad: The World’s First Empire [Akkadians]

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The Babylonian Empires

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Hammurabi’s [r. 1792-1750 B. C. E.] Code

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Hammurabi, the Judge

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Babylonian Math

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Babylonian Numbers

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