Weapons, Tools, and Technology
The Mesopotamians developed a system of writing and were a very technologically advanced people. They invented the first batteries, they wove textiles, and they made lamps. They used swords, spears, daggers, and maces for weapons.
Mesopotamia is the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and it is a Semi arid environment. In the north rain feeds the agriculture but in the south irrigation is needed to keep the agriculture growing. Mesopotamia does not have much stone, timber or metals in their area so the people often had to rely on trade. In the south they fished in marshes.
Mesopotamia's economy was made up mostly by farming but trade and industry became important as well. They were also producers of metal work, woolen textiles, and pottery. The Sumerians gave them copper, tin, and timber. An important economic invention in Mesopotamia was the wheel in 3000 B.C. because it made trading and transportation easier.
Ziggurats were massive stepped towers that the Mesopotamians built temples on.
The invention of the wheel in boosted Tigris and Euphrates River Valley Civilization's economy.
Epic of Gilgamesh.
These are swords used by mesoportamian soldiers used in close quarter combat.
This is a map of the trade routes and the geography of Mesopotamia.
Gilgamesh was a Sumerian hero and the protagonist in The Epic of Gilgamesh. He was two thirds god and one third man. Gilgamesh went on a quest for eternal life after the death of his friend Engidu, but realized that immortality was only for the gods.