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Civilization

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  1. Civilization • Achievement • Organization • Shared way of thinking

  2. SOME COMMON ATTRIBUTES • Writing/Language • Cooperative effort • Monumental architecture • Technological achievements • Metal work • Privileged ruling class • Ability to collect taxes • Complexity/Variety of human action • CITIES

  3. TAURUS MOUNTAINS

  4. Big Problem

  5. The first pictograms were drawn in vertical columns with a pen made from a sharpened reed. Then two developments made the process quicker and easier: People began to write in horizontal rows, and a new type of pen was used which was pushed into the clay, producing "wedge-shaped" signs that are known as cuneiform writing. Source: http://www.upenn.edu/museum/Games/cuneiform.html

  6. Cuneiform

  7. Practice, practice, practice What’s This??? School Tablet with teacher’s lesson and student’s “scratch pad”

  8. Cylinder Seal

  9. Sumerian Headdresses – Headdress of Puabi, c.2400 BCE

  10. Sumerian craftsmanship

  11. ZIGGURAT at UR

  12. Ziggurat Sacred district for priesthood JOSH 24:2. "And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, YOUR FATHERS DWELT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD IN OLD TIME, even TERAH, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and THEY SERVED OTHER GODS." Drawing of Ur