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  1. Virtual Museum Museum Entrance Utopia Rome Mesopotamia Egypt Greece Chinese Indus Learn About The Curators

  2. Curator’s Office Kyle Kennedy, Connor Beliew, and Tyler Gibson We are all 15 years old, in the 10th grade at Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas. Tyler aspirers to be an assassin when he grows up. Connor wants to be an engineer and Kyle wants to study to be a lawyer. Contact me at [Your linked email address] Return to Entry Note: Virtual museums were first introduced by educators at Keith Valley Middle School in Horsham, Pennsylvania. This template was designed by Dr. Christy Keeler. View the Educational Virtual Museums website for more information on this instructional technique.

  3. Welcome to the Museum of [Name of Museum] Artifact 22 Museum Entrance Artifact 23 Back Wall Artifact Room Two Room Three Room One Room Four Room Five Curator’s Offices

  4. Indus River Valley Room 1 Return to Entry

  5. Technology http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/754358 There were many technological innovations in the Indus River Valley. One of The greatest ones was the invention of irrigation systems. This allowed people to farm and control the amont of water the crops got. Some crop that were grown were; wheat, barley, peas and cotton. “Indus River Valley Civilization.” The River Valley Civilization Guide. Date Updated: Sept 12,2011. Web. Sept 18, 2011. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  6. Cities The homes were in groups and they got water form a well. They had a separate building for bathing. The waste water was drained in covered drains that went along the main roads. They had protective walls around the cities. There ins no evidence of temples. But in one city they built a giant bath for public bathing. “Cities.” Indus Valley Civilization. Date updated: Sept 3, 2011. Web. Sept 20, 2011. http://www.rivervalleycivilizations.com/indus.php Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  7. Complex Organizations (Religion) Religion in the Indus river valley was not easy to find. There is no documents to prove that they had a religion. But they have found seals, images, and other materials. The Harappan people were Hindus and believed in many gods. “Religion in Indus Valley Civilization.” History of India. Date updated: Sept 16, 2011. Web. Sept 20, 2011. http://www.flickr.com/photos/slapers/3694211709/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Lined citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  8. Record Keeping The people of the Indus river valley did not leave any writing behind that was decipherable. They have found symbols and seals that were left behind but not any that could be deciphered. The longest inscription that has been found is 17 symbols long. “The Indus Language and Writing.” The Indus Valley Civilization. n.d. Web. Sept 24, 2011. http://www.ancientscripts.com/indus.html Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  9. Specialization “HARAPPA and MOHANJODARO.” The Indus Valley, Greek Invasion, and Eraly Empires. n.d. Web. Sept 19, 2011. Trade was a major job in the Indus river valley. The men would trade animals and pottery that artisans made. The women would stay at home. They would produce and nurse baby to try to make the cities larger . When the children became old enough they would assume their parents roles. http://www.harappa.com/indus/41.html Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  10. Map The Indus valley was surrounded by barriers. One of the barriers was the Hindu Kush mountains. The mountains were not easy to cross so trade out side if the valley was not easy. Another important feature was the Indus River. The river provided water and transportation. To the south they had the Arabian sea. This was a border that enemies could not cross so it added protection. “Indus River Valley Civilization.” The River Valley Civilization Guide. Date Updated: Sept 12,2011. Web. Sept 18, 2011. http://www.rivervalleycivilizations.com/indus.php Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  11. Mesopotamia Record Keeping: Clay Tablets “ “The Invention of Writing.” oi.chicago.n. d.Web 15 Sep, 2011. Picture Citation: Betnahrain.13 Sep, 2011<http://www. Betnahrain.org/glossary/clay_tablet/map_ babylon.jpg The ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia are credited for the first writings. They began drawing lines and pictures on clay tablets that represented simple objects or ideas. They used this technique to keep records on commercial transactions or administrative procedures . Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  12. Mesopotamia: Map “Geography&Maps.”Mesopotamia.mr Donn.n.d.Web. 15 Sep, 2011. Picture Citation: Bible-history.13 Sep, 2011<http://www .bible-history.com/maps/maps/ancient_ Mesopotamia1.gif> The map shows the location of Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia was located in the “Fertile Crescent.” It was located in what is today southern Iraq. It was about 300 miles long and 150 miles wide. Mesopotamia means the land between two rivers in Greek. Mesopotamia was in between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  13. Mesopotamia Specialization: Scribe “writing.”mesopotamia.n.d. Web. 15 Sep, 2011. Picture Citation: Mesopotamia.phillipmartin.Sep 15, 2011<http://www.mesopotamia.phillip Martin.info/meso_scribe.gif> A scribe was a very important person. They were trained to write cuneiform and record many languages spoken in Mesopotamia. Without scribes, letters would not have been written or read, royal monuments would not have been carved with cuneiform, and stories would have been told and then forgotten. Scribes wrote on different shaped objects depending on the type of information they wanted to record. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  14. Mesopotamia: Religion “Ancient Mesopotamia:Religion.”oi. Chicago.n.d.web.15Sep 15, 2011. Picture Citation: oi.uchicago.15 Sep, 2011.<http://oi. Uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/TRC/ MESO/religion_largewindow.html> In Mesopotamia they worshipped gods and goddesses. They had stone figures carved and placed in temples to stand in perpetual prayer on their behalf before the gods/goddesses. When temples were renovated the statues that had done their duties were carefully buried within the building. Each city had its own patron god or goddesses. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  15. Mesopotamia: Cities “Geography&Maps.”Mesopotamia.mr Donn.n.d.Web. 15 Sep, 2011. Picture Citation: oi.uchicago.15 Sep, 2011.<http://oi. Uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/TRC/ MESO/cities_large.html> In ancient Mesopotamia the Euphrates river ran through the center of the city. Next to the Euphrates is the sacred temple complex of the god Marduk. Mesopotamia had a stepped tower the ziggurat as well as a tower of Babel. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  16. Mesopotamia: Religion “Geography&Maps.”Mesopotamia.mr Donn.n.d.Web. 15 Sep, 2011. Picture Citation: http://nentz-humanities.wiki.wikispaces .com/file/view/plow.jpg/176645753/plow .jpg Our earliest ancestors gradually became farmers and invented the sickle, the hoe, and the plow. They also invented many other things that made life simpler. Our ancestors also learned how to control the Euphrates and Tigris rivers by levees. They sometimes used oxen to pull the plows. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  17. Egypt Technology: The Water Clock “Technology of Ancient Egypt.” thinkquest.n.d.Web.19 Sep, 2011 Picture Citation: http://www.neac2.eu/water/images/ miscellaneous/clock-water.gif The ancient Egyptians had had clocks. Their clocks were very different from ours, they also had two kinds of clocks, a water clock and a sundial. A water clock is a little stand with a pot on the top of the stand and a pot at the bottom of the stand. The pot at the top had a hole drilled in the side. This pot was filled with water and the water would flow out out of the top of the pot down to the bottom of the pot. When the water was at a certain level, it was a certain time. The only disadvantage was you had to keep refilling it. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  18. Egypt Record Keeping “writing.”ancientegypt.n.d.Web. 15 Sep, 2011 Picture Citing: http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/ 2010/02/hieroglyphics-jpg.jpeg The ancient Egyptians believed that it was important to record and communicate information about religion and government. Therefore they invented scripts that could be used to record this information. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  19. Egypt Religion “Gods.”ancientegypt.n.d.Web. 19 Sep, 2011 Picture Citation: http://geneticsandliterature.files. wordpress.com/2010/03/egg.jpg The ancient Egyptians believed in many different Gods and Goddesses. Each one with their own role to play in maintaining peace and harmony in the city. The gods and goddesses had different powers, such as; creation, the bringing of the flood every year, offering protection, and some took care of people after they passed away. Ancient Egyptians felt the need to recognize and worship these gods and goddesses so life would continue smoothly. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  20. Egypt Map “Geography.”ancientegypt.n.d.Web.19 Sep, 2011 Picture Citation: http://www.egyptweb.norfolk.gov.uk/ Images/egmap.jpg The ancient Egyptians thought of Egypt as being divided into two types of land, the black land and the red land. The black land was the fertile land on the banks of the Nile. The ancient Egyptians used this land for growing crops. This was the only land in ancient Egypt that could be farmed. The red land was the barren desert that protected Egypt on two sides. The red land also provided Egypt with precious metals and semi-precious stones. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  21. Egypt Specialization: Craftsmen “ “trade.”ancientegypt.n.d.Web.19 Sep, 2011 Picture Citation: http://hum2210.files.wordpress.com/20 10/OS/ancient-egyptian-fresco-of- Husband-and-wife-plowing-fields.jpg Craftsmen in ancient Egypt were usually trained and skilled labourers. They were often well respected in the community and had a very comfortable lifestyle. Yet every craftsmen’s lifestyle and social standing depended on the quality of his skills and experience. Thus some craftsmen had more difficult lives than others. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  22. Egypt Cities Warren, John “An Overview of the Cities and towns of Ancient Egypt.” touregypt.13 Jun, 2011.Web.19 Sep, 2011 Picture Citation: http://discovermagazine.com/2001/oct/ cover/lostcity_4.jpg Cities in ancient Egypt grew out of the development of agriculture and the emergence of the state as the unifying and predominant form of political organization. However, even as early as 3500 B.C. towns and cities consisted of regional capitols linked to the population centers of smaller administrative districts. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  23. Rome Technology The Romans invented many things and also took many inventions from other civilizations and improved them. The Romans invented the corvus, it was a mobile bridge fixed at one end of roman ships and the other end could be dropped onto enemy ships to enable locking them in for hand to hand combat. They also invented the sewage system called cloaca maxima. They also invented under-floor heating. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  24. Rome Map The areas highlighted in yellow represent the regions under Roman rule. The emperors from 96-180 A.D. built a strong government, extended the boundaries of the empire, and did much to improve the beauty of Rome. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  25. Rome Job Specialization The Military- It took many soldiers and a lot of military expertise to control the lands, provinces and countries held by the Roman empire. The Roman army was very powerful, but the soldiers also had to build forts. There were many ranks in the Roman army, some such as General can be compared to the modern day ranks. Others such as Centurion, Tribune and Legionaries were unique to that time period. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  26. Rome Religion Religion played a very important role in the daily life of Ancient Rome and the Romans. Roman religion was centered around gods and explanations for events usually involved the gods in some way or another. The Romans believed that gods controlled their lives and as a result spent a lot of their time worshipping them. The most important god was Jupiter. He was the king of gods who ruled with his wife Juno, the goddess of the sky. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  27. Rome Cities Many buildings in Rome were built around the forum. Traditionally this had been a market place and an area where people met. Therefore, a second city center was planned and built some distance from the forum, but still in Rome itself. The most famous place in Rome was probably the colesseum, where thousands of Romans would gather for entertainment. Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

  28. Rome Record Keeping Roman record keeping was mainly used for their legal system. They used law to balance the economy and trade. Some of their laws lasted more than 1000 years. Their first set of laws was called The Twelve Tables. This was also the earliest surviving piece of Roman literature. “Ancient Roman Laws.” UNRV History. n.d. Web. Sept 28, 2011. http://wilsonancientrome.wikispaces.com/SPQR+and+the+Twelve+Tables Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit

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  44. Technology u We invented cars with swag. Our new cars float on swag instead of rolling on wheels like cavemen. http://www.isit20.com/tag/irobot/ Linked citation goes here Return to Entrance

  45. Record keeping In utopia we keep all of our records on Ipads. http://www.industrygamers.com/news/ipad-3-what-developers-really-want/ Linked citation goes here Return to Entrance

  46. Chinese/yellow/huang he thing • Specilization-specilization was controlled by the father. He decided on your level of education and upon what careers you could undertake. Some of the possible careers were bronzesmiths,jewlers,jadeworkers,embroiderers,manufacturers of silk textiles. • Citation-ocean.otr.usm.edu/…/LSN%204%20Ancient%20china%20(shang%20and%20zhou%200

  47. Complex organizations-government-the shang king ruled from the capital city of Anyang. His kingdom was divided into different territories that were ruled by aristocratic warlords ( military leaders) although they were the leaders of their land the king had the power to add and remove them whenever he so chooses. The chinese believed in supernatural forces so that they could talk to the gods and receive help when needed.

  48. Citation for government- TheRiverValleyCivilizationGuide.”Yellow River Valley Civilizations” 2009.Web.September 19,2011.

  49. Record Keeping-There was a lot of literature back in the civilization times. The zhon literature was very important to the chinese fucktards. They have a few different books… The book of history is the actual history of the zhou… The book of change it is the manual of deviners. The book of rites is the tales of ettitque and rituals for the aristocrats. Another piece from zhou is the book of songs it tells about the condition of the early zhou… it is the most noble of the classic works…most of the zhou writings have been destroyed by the first empire. • Citation- TheRiverValleyCivilizationGuide.”Yellow River Valley Civilization.”2009.Web.September 19, 2011.