Ancient Mesopotamia Webquest

Ancient Mesopotamia Webquest

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Ancient Mesopotamia Webquest

Type in the following address: http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/AncientSumer.html When clicking on links please click on the back button so you always go to the main page at http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/AncientSumer.html Where it says “explain” or “list” use complete sentences!

Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click on and read Geography 1. What was Mesopotamia nicknamed? 2. What modern countries were once parts of Mesopotamia? 3. What were the two major rivers that flowed through Mesopotamia?

Click the back button and click on and read Agriculture 4. Why was Mesopotamia such a nice place to live? Click the back button and click on and read Sumer 5. What were some of the inventions of the Sumerians? 6.

What types of government did the Mesopotamians have?

Click the back button and click on and read Babylon 7. Why was Babylon such an impressive city? 8. Who was Marduk? Click the back button and click on and read Hanging Gardens 9. Why did Nebuchadnezzar have the Hanging Gardens built? 10. What modern city was the Hanging Gardens of Babylon built near? Click the back button and click on and read Hammurabi's Code 11. List two unique facts about the Code of Hammurabi. Click the back button and click on and read Assyria 12. List three interesting facts about the people of Assyria. Click the back button and click on and read Trade & Commerce

13. Why was trading so important to the people of Mesopotamia? Click the back button and click on and read Classes of People 14. If you were sick in Mesopotamia what class of people would help you?

15. Describe what men and women would wear and look like in Mesopotamia.

16. How could a person become a slave in Mesopotamia? Click the back button and click on and read Women 17. Were men and women treated equally in Mesopotamia? 18. What rights did women have in Mesopotamia? Click the back button and click on and read Homes 19. What materials were used to build houses in Mesopotamia? 20. How did people use the roofs of their houses in Mesopotamia? Click the back button and click on and read School/Education 21. What type of punishment did students receive for not doing a good job? Click the back button and click on and read Art & Music 22. What types of musical instruments did the Sumerians have? 23. What type of art did the Assyrians like? Click the back button and click on and read Cuneiform 24. Explain what cuneiform is. Click the back button and click on and read Gods & Goddesses 25. What were the gods and goddesses like according to the people of Mesopotamia? Click the back button and click on and read Ziggurats 26. What were Ziggurats? 27. Where were Ziggurats built within the different cities? Click the back button and click on and read The Legend of Gilgamesh 28. Why is Gilgamesh and the story of Gilgamesh unique?