Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3

Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3

Uruk was
a walled city with an extensive canal system and monumental temples called ziggurats.
Priests
They had all power because they could speak directly to the gods
Mesopotamia
was in-between the tigris and euphrates, but it was no Indus Valley
A lot of ____ was needed to make the Tigris and Euphrates useful for irrigation.
Slave labor.
Tigris and Euphrates were
hard to navigate and flooded violently and unpredictably.
after ____ years a rival structure to the temples show up, the ____
1000 years and the palace
Mesopotamia gave us
cuneiform to record transactions like how many bushes of wheat were traded for goats.
Kings replaced priest by scoodilypooping with the high ______.
Priestess
The city-state period in Mesopotamia ended in
2000 bc, because of drought, and a shift in the rivers led to pastoral nomads coming in and conquering the weakened cities, then settling into them, themselves.
These nomads created
taxes
A famous early monarch was Hammurabi, famous for
ruling babylon from 1792 BC to 1750 BC, he also established a law code which established everything from wages of ox drivers to punishment for taking an eye is having an eye taken. (so rude to the criminals son, like wth did he do, no kill the criminal bro)
Assyrians were like the bullies of Mesopotamia however
they also have us the empire.
in 911 BCE the Assyrian empire grew from
the hometowns to ruling over the whole of Mesopotamia and eastern coast of the Mediterranean and by 680 BCE, Egypt.
The Assyrians believed that
through Augur the world would never end if the conquering never ended, which led to propaganda about how amazing the king was.
In 612 BCE the city of Nineveh was conquered and the
Neo-Assyrian empire came to an end.