IrrigationIrrigation is what the Sumerians used to help them grow crops. Irrigation was discovered in 5000 BC. Irrigation was very important in Mesopotamia because when people farmed they had used the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to direct the water to their crops. This would be a very important to them because they didn't just have water running, they had to work to make there foods and their plants grow.
CuneiformCuneiform is a writing system made up of hundreds of wedge shaped marks. The name Cuneiform is Latin for cuneus and forma, which means wedge and shaped. Cuneiform was invented by the Sumerians around 3,600 BC. Cuneiform was used for business deals and to record other events.
The Invention of the PlowThe seeder plow was an inventions created by the Assyrians.This invention helped farmers grow crops. How it works is, an oxen pulls the plow. One person steers the plow, one controls the animals, and one person puts the seeds in the holes. after this was invented, the Sumerians used the seeder plow several times.
Assyrian weaponsThe Assyrians were a fierce worrier group in Mesopotamia.They also were pretty good with inventions. The inventions they built helped them win battles. One of these inventions is an iron spear. The Assyrians learned how to make these from a group called the Hittites. The Hittites new the way of making iron stronger.
Hammurabi's CodeHammurabi's code was a set of laws that occurred in Babylon. Hammurabi made these laws so harsh. They were so harsh because Hammurabi didn't want anybody to break the laws. The laws show an eye for an eye or a hand for a hand. Though these laws were harsh some were fair. The laws forced everyone in Babylon to follow the same laws. The laws were rediscovered in 1901, but nobody knows the real date of Hammurabi's code.
AssyriansThe Assyrians are a big part of the Mesopotamian period. They did a lot of things in there civilization . And today I'm going to tell you about one.Today I'm going to tell you about there army.There army is probably one of the strongest army's in this time period.There army was very organized .One example is that they had a lot of armor and weapons. They had a lot of spears. They also used bows and arrows. There were also chariot riders that rode on horse back.
Hammurabi Becomes KingHammurabi was the king in Babylon. Hammurabi would conquer lands in North and South of Babylon. Hammurabi was the sixth king in Babylon. He was known for his code, they called it Hammurabi's Code. Nobody knows the exact day and month of this event only the year. Just like Hammurabi's code.