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Saturday, February 18

  1. page Ancient Tombs Of Ur edited Introduction Charles Leonard Woolley was born in London in 1880 and during college decided he wan…
    Introduction
    Charles Leonard Woolley was born in London in 1880 and during college decided he wanted to become an archaeologist. His first excavation was in 1908 in a place called Nubia. (Nubia is a term that refers to land that lays directly south of ancient Egypt.) He was trained by some of the best archaeologists in Egypt, Syria and Iraq. Between 1922 to 1934 C. Leonard Woolley excavated the ancient Sumerian city of Ur. Many great discoveries were made about the people who lived there. The ancient city of Ur was located in the region of Sumer in southern Mesopotamia. It was near the mouth of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers on the Persion Gulf. Ur was one of twenty city-states flourishing in the valley between the two rivers between 2,350 and 2,900 B.C. The remains of the city can be found inland in present-day Iraq, south of Baghdad near the city of Nasiriyah.

    The Discovery
    InThe royal tombs were discovered in 1920 by C.Leonard Woolley. (This was around the same time that Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tut). C. Leonard Woolley discoverdboarded a steamship to Basrah in southern Iraq to lead the excavation. He discovered 1800 tombs!! Sixteen of these tombs had very special and very valuable objects in them. He named these the "Royal tombs". They learned alot about the people and daily life in ancient Ur, but wondered why so many people would lay down together and die in a barrel ground what he thoutgrave. There was no sign of a tombstruggle and the graves had ordinary pots, jugs, tools and trinkets in them. They also discovered a collection of weapons made of precious gold and lapis lazuli. They also found the middlefloor was made of Iraqlimestone. Common people rarely owned such beautiful things and the Persian Gulf where Mesopotamia usedflorr would have to be (Mesopotamia was an ancient culture in 2500 B.C).
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    found a flat rooftop and when they dug through that they found the entrenc toRoyal tombs of Ur - the tomb they startedgraves of royalty! These had cylinder seals next to look around for clues their wher 1800 bodies in the tomb 16some of them were royel Woolley said on a radio show in Londen wich also got on the Londen news.
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    bodies which helped indentify them by name. Then they found
    They found alot of treasure wich was mostley
    rings, necklaces, earrings and a headdress made of gold, lapis lazuligold!! They also found bodies of soldiers and silver here are picturesladies in waiting. They thought that in ancient civilization, when royalty died, so did their attendants. You can find most of what they foundthese treasurers at the Museum of Pennsylvania and videothe McClung Museum.
    {http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/archives/tomb/images/ur-head.jpg} QUEEN PUABI'S HEADDRESS {http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/archives/tomb/images/ur-lion.jpg} SILVER HEAD OF A LION
    After the treasures were air lifted they were sentCritical Thinking
    The connections between Mesopotamian history and present day lives are found through agriculture, writing, law and government. Their culture thrived because of farming and growing crops. They changed from a nomadic life to settling in one place. This is similar to present day life. The Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia are said
    to have invented the universityearliest form of Pennsylvaniawriting (around ca. 3,500 BC). The writings discovered were on tablets with simple pictures and pictograms. The clay was putto hard to draw lines and curves on display at the museumso they started using a series of Pensylvaniawedge-shaped signs. Their laws and government they believed came from the Mc Clung museum as well.gods. The law collection is mostly legal verdicts from specific olffences and the penalties that were to be enforced.
    Bibliography i got my information form www.mesopotamia.co.uk mesopotamia.mrdon.org

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Tuesday, February 14

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Sunday, February 12

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  3. page Code of Hammurabi edited ... Hammurabi was the sixth King of Babylon. He ruled for 1792 to 1750 B.C.E. During the time he r…
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    Hammurabi was the sixth King of Babylon. He ruled for 1792 to 1750 B.C.E. During the time he ruled he created the first written law code known to mankind. He ruled Babylon until his death in 1750 B.C.E.
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    Writing this article has taught me lots about of interesting and useful information about the history of the Code of Hammurabi. I hope you have learned a lot from reading this article. What's your your opinion on the Code of Hammurabi?
    Bibliography
    http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/hamcode.asp On this website I found some of the laws on the code especially the ones used for examples.
    http://www.ushistory.org/civ/4c.asp On this website I found most of my general information regarding the code, and especially the history of it.
    http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/hamcode.asp I used this site for a bit of my very general information, like when it was discovered by archeologists.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_of_Hammurabi#History I used this Wikipedia page to get my picture of the displayed code in the Louvre, in Paris.
    http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Hammurabi I used this site to get the picture of Hammurabi displayed in the body

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Friday, February 10

  1. page Transportation edited ... The chariot probably helped us build the car. As you know the car looks alot different then th…
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    The chariot probably helped us build the car. As you know the car looks alot different then the chariot but they are built the the same way. The car has two more wheels then the chariot but the car has gas which is good and bad. For example horses are much better for the environment but gas makes the car travel much faster then two or even three horses.
    The sailboat didn't change much but then there's the power boat. The powerboat is a sailboat but with no sail yet they where built alike and are difirent at the same time. The powerboat runs on gas which makes it bad for the environment and the sailboat is eco friendly. The powerboat is faster then the sailboat but if the powerboat runs out of gas it's stuck and the sailboat will pass it by.
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    Socials-LA-Wiki - **Mesopotamian Inventions**

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Thursday, February 9

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    {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/Copia_de_Enki.jpg/220px-Copia_de_Enki.jpg} This is ea or enki the god of fresh water.
    {http://www.dandi.me.uk/IMAGES/Gallery/mythology/Ereshkigal.jpg} Ereshkigal it the goddess of the under world and Ea's twin sister
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    - Sense of being in charge, Kings and Queens used this for power.
    - Women and girls were not treated unequally, but Goddesses were worshipped.
    In earily mesopotamiaThings have changed a lot in Egypt since early Mesopotamia days. In early Mesopotamia, goddesses were treated as queens and were praised and worshipped while regular women were
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    as normal people for example the father of the girl or women would own the girlpeople. For example, fathers owned their daughters and so the fatherfathers would choose who shetheir daughters would marry and what she wouldthey could do. Meanwihile goddesses were treated as queens and were prased and worshiped.also the people of earily mesopotamia used to believeNow in the godsEgypt, women have more freemdom and goddesses but now everyone is aloudallowed to believe in whowhatever religion they want like budisum, godBudisum, Christianity and hinduisum. Also withHinduisum. In the sencepast, Kings and Queens had lots of being in charge, kingspower and queen would use the sence of people believeing in one god gave them power.as their slaves. For example, Cleopatra used to get people to kill others for her and she didn't pay them. Now, Egypt has a government that makes decisions.
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    {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/Copia_de_Enki.jpg/220px-Copia_de_Enki.jpg} This is ea or enki the god of fresh water.
    {http://www.dandi.me.uk/IMAGES/Gallery/mythology/Ereshkigal.jpg} Ereshkigal it the goddess of the under world and Ea's twin sister
    {http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vcu4mddnvXI/Tt4h__5rUzI/AAAAAAAAGyg/61_jzNUdziQ/s1600/enlil.jpg} This is Enlil Ea's brother and the god of air and wind.
    The story of Ea and Enlil
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    the Euphrates are a homerivers while Enlil was supposed to Ea.While Egypt got a larger area it made a wall around it's self. Each city-state had one or more special gods or goddesses that were organized aroundlive on the land between those two rivers and Ereshkigal lived in the temples.underworld.
    Comparing then and now
    - First time that religion became popular to everyone.
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    {http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/Copia_de_Enki.jpg/220px-Copia_de_Enki.jpg} This is ea or enki the god of fresh water.
    {http://www.dandi.me.uk/IMAGES/Gallery/mythology/Ereshkigal.jpg} Ereshkigal it the goddess of the under world and Ea's twin sister
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