Mesopotamian Society Time Essay

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|E |Nineveh was where King Shennacherib had created his palace located in Assyria, eighth century B.C. King Shennacherib mad lands pay fees |
| |otherwise they would be attacked, lands in the west. There were many different ways that goods were being transported in Babylon. |
| |Measuring time was invented by the Sumerians; they had devised “a system of counting that is based on 60, and a circle of 360 degrees.” |
| |The wheel also had affected the economy too since the wheel mad transportation easier more goods could be transported means more trade |
| |which was great for the civilization. |
|S |The Mesopotamians did not depend entirely on the slaves because the farmers did not require the assistance of the slaves. The king had |
| |the most power of all after God then his royal subjects after is the citizens then the slaves, the priests also had power too because |
| |people of Mesopotamian really valued religion and the Gods. |
|P |King Shennacherib’s relationship with other kings was not so great they felt threatened because he was expanding his powers into other |
| |territories that were already owned. Sumerian cities were known as cities states and they were entirely independent, the attempt of |
| |unification of the cities was an effort that was wasted. The position of the king was the closest thing to the position of the god the |
| |king was above all others except God. Positions of Governors were also established, their duties were to ensure that people paid their |
| |taxes and when buildings were being created there would be workers. |
|I |King Shennacherib not only made people pay money but also kings from other lands. Kings that had revolted against the ways of |
| |Shennacherib was Judah and Hezekiah therefore the outcome was war. The Assyrian Empire had fallen in 612 B.C. Sources of natural |
| |resources was limited in Mesopotamia therefore things like grain, oils, and textiles were being exchanged for wine, and timber. |
|R |People that belong to the Mesopotamian Society where Polytheistic. They believed in numerous types of gods. People believed that in an |
| |afterlife known as the “Great Below”. They thought that the Earth was flat and not round. There were six factors that the Mesopotamians |
| |would put into consideration before picking out which type of…