Mesopotamia

What was Mesopotamia?

Mesopotamia is a historical region of Western Asia situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system, in modern days roughly corresponding to most of Iraq, Kuwait and Syria. The Sumerians lived there and dominated Mesopotamia from the beginning of written history to the fall of Babylon Empire.

Daily Life

At the beginning, most of the people lived in small villages. They were hunters and collectors. When large cities appeared, all sorts of jobs and activities appeared, like priest, soldier, merchant and scribe.

Similar to the Egyptian civilization, society was divided into different classes of people.

They lived in mud brick houses that worked at insulator helping to keep the homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Written Language

Writing and reading are very important skills. With them, we can learn lots of things.

It began because people needed to express their ideas in a physical format such as stone, wood or clay.

The first form of writing were the pictograms, but the Sumerians realised that there were somethings that couldn't be expressed with pictograms, so they invented the syllabic system which divided each word by cuneiform signs. From there it evolved from then until today.

The Tower of Babel

According to a myth, this story meant to explain why the world's peoples speak different languages.

According to the story, a united humanity in the generations and with the same language agreed to build a city and a tower tall enough to reach heaven and God.

Babylon Hanging Gardens

One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon didn't really "hang" in the sense of being suspended by cables or ropes. The name comes from an incorrect translation of the Greek. They were full of terraces or a balconies with lots of plants.

In class

1.- Cuneiform Coding with Google Forms: Click here to access the form and get your official certificate!

2.- Ziggurat Project Building: Create your own ziggurat with recycling materials

3.- Draw The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Follow the steps from the tutorial to draw and color this architecture!

4.- Cuneiform Writing in clay: Create a smooth surface on your clay block and write on it whatever you want

Cuneiform Coding with Google Forms
Draw the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Ziggurat Building Project
Cuneiform Writing in clay


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