MESOPOTAMIAN SLIDE PRESENTATION
VEGETATION MAP OF MESOPOTAMIA
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE MIDDLE EAST
THE REEDS ARE STILL THERE TODAY, AND STILL USED BY THE
MARSH DWELLERS TODAY IN IRAQ
WHY DID THE PRODUCERS PUT SO MANY HOLES IN THE HELMET?
THE STANDARD OF UR
THE ORIGINAL STANDARD OF UR WAS ABOUT 11 INCHES LONG.
Above is an image of a cast of a Babylonian school tablet. The original is from the Babylonian city of Nippur and dates to the Hammurabi Dynasty (circa 1900-1600 B.C.E.).
MOUT ARARAT, TURKEY. THIS
IS THE SUPPOSED SITE WHERE NOAH’S ARK LANDED.
THIS IS FROM ONE OF ASHURBANIPAL’S FEASTS.
ASHURBANIPAL THE KING
BLACK OBELISK. WHAT
MIGHT IT BE TELLING US?
This cast is a replica of a stone tablet (known as the Philadelphia Tablet). It was cast from molds made off the original tablet. This tablet is dated to the Uruk iii period (3100 2900 B.C.E.). There was a symbol that meant 1 sheep, another that meant 10 sheep, another for 1 unit of wine and another that meant 1 day’s work, etc. Dozens of items were counted this way and transactions recorded by pressing shapes into wet clay. To count 3 sheep and 2 units of wine, you had to use the symbol for 1 sheep, three times and the symbol for 1 wine twice. Quantities and things were tightly linked and only things that had economic importance to the leaders and accountants were symbolized. As society became more and more complex, the system became more unwieldy.
LIST OF PROFESSIONS
WINGED BULL OF BABYLON (ASSURBANIPAL)
A BULL HARP
about 1500 BCE the Hurrian kingdom of Mittani, centered around the headwaters of
the Habur River, was the dominant power among the small states of northern
Mesopotamia and Syria.
BECOMES MORE ADVANCED AS THE NEEDS CHANGE.
OFFICIAL, PROBABLY A PRIEST
FEMALE FROM THE SAME TIME AS THE OFFICIAL ABOVE.
MORE PRIMITIVE STATUETTE OF A WOMAN
RECEIVES THE LAWS FROM MARDUK, HIS GOD.
IS THE GOD AND WHICH THE KING?
ON HIS THRONE
CLAY MODEL OF A LATER MESOPOTAMIAN HOUSE
GATE FROM BABYLON
LION RELIEF FROM THE ISHTAR GATE
A MUD HUT TODAY LOOKS MUCH LIKE THAT OF 5 000 YEARS AGO.
OLD BABYLONIAN WEIGHTS
RAM IN THICKET
SEAL: BOAT WITH A BULL
SEALS FOR ADMINISTRATION
STATUETTE FROM URUK
TRADE ROUTES OF OLD ASSYRIA
ZIGGURAT OF UR
ZIGGURAT OF UR
ASSYRIAN VICTORY STELE