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Mesopotamia: The Cradle of Civilization

Online Field Trip

Use the map on the page below to answer the following questions.

1. Name the two rivers between which Mesopotamia was located.
2. Would you characterize the region of Mesopotamia as being of a high elevation?
http://www.crystalinks.com/meso.html

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3. What are four major city-states in and around the Mesopotamian Valley?
http://www.angelfire.com/nt/theology/04meso.html

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4. Sketch a ziggurat on your own paper.

http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/ziggurats/home_set.html

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5. What was the purpose of this building in Ancient Sumeria?
http://www.crystalinks.com/ziggurat.html

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6. Enter the information requested to find the cuneiform symbols for your name. On your paper, draw the symbols for your name.
http://www.penn.museum/cgi/cuneiform.cgi

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7. Follow the directions to see your monogram (initials) in cuneiform. Then on your paper, draw your initials in cuneiform.
http://www.upennmuseum.com/cuneiform.cgi

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8. Why is Sir Henry Rawlinson famous and in what century did he live?
http://www.answers.com/topic/henry-rawlinson

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9. Name two items found in the royal graves of Ur.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/article_index/r/the_royal_graves_of_ur.aspx

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10. What was the name of the Sumerian goddess who gave birth to heaven and earth?
11. Who was the Sumerian god of heaven?
http://pubpages.unh.edu/~cbsiren/sumer-faq.html#A1.3

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12. What city-state did Gilgamesh rule?
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/gilgamesh/g/Gilgamesh.htm

Part II: Mesopotamia from the Akkadians to the Assyrians

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