Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Mesopotamia
Annotation:The humorous text and illustrations to describe what daily life was like for Sumerians, how some of them became slaves, and what jobs they were forced to do.
Annotation:The humorous text and illustrations describe the daily life for Assyrians, including their daily chores, how soldiers were chosen, and the jobs soldiers had to do.
Annotation:Examines the history of the Babylonian empire and the evolution of its society, including the progressive legal code of Hammurabi, the development of valuable trade routes, and contributions in art, science, and other areas.
Annotation:This title discusses how archaeologists' work helps us learn about ancient Iraq, detailing major finds and mentioning the impact of modern history on priceless artifacts.
Annotation:A retelling, based on seventh-century B.C. Assyrian clay tablets, of the wanderings and adventures of the god king, Gilgamesh, who ruled in ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in about 2700 B.C., and of his faithful companion, Enkidu.
Annotation:Among the most exciting archaeological discoveries made in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries took place in the region of the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, an area often called the "cradle of civilization." Here, a number of magnificent ancient cultures rose and fell.
Annotation:Describes ancient Mesopotamia, now located in present-day Iraq, and traces its history, technological innovations, people, and culture from 10,000 to 539 B.C.
Annotation:This title describes the lives of ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians, and explores the gifts they brought to the world, including the wheel, plow, and sailboat. Great lawmakers such as Hammurabi, the architectural beauty of ziggurats and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, along with the invention of cuneiform writing are also featured.
Annotation:Who were the people of the ancient world? What was it like to be a farmer, a soldier, or an artisan in ancient times? What did their experiences contribute to modern-day culture?