Mesopotamia - Itta

Mesopotamia - Itta

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  • Ancient Mesopotamian civilization: c. 5000-3500 BC: The first city-states gradually develop in southern Mesopotamia. This is the achievement of the Sumerian people. c. 3500: Writing begins to be developed.
  • Anu: god of heaven, the firmament. Enlil: god of the air (from Lil = Air); patron deity of Nippur. Enki: god of freshwater, male fertility, and knowledge; patron deity of Eridu. Ereshkigal: goddess of the underworld, Kigal or Irkalla.
  • Located in the Tigris-Euphrates valley was the land of Mesopotamia. It was here that the world's first cities were founded between 4000 – 3500 BC by the Sumerian people. They developed their own belief system, with a variety of gods and goddesses.
  • They maade many advances in technology. The wheel, plow, and writing (a system which we call cuneiform).
  • Mesopotamia was ruled by kings. The kings only ruled a single city though, rather than the entire civilization , like Babylon was ruled by King Hammurabi
  • King Hammurabi.
  • What I find interesting about Mesopotamia culture , is that they was polytheistic ,
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