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Museum of Mesopotamia

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Arts & Music
Subject:
Museums and Galleries
Grade:
6

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Back in Mesopotamian times, cuneiform writing was very important. It was first invented by Sumerians to help take account of what they bought or sold. They wrote on clay tablets with a stylus made of reed. Writing was considered magic. also, it took twelve years to learn beacuse there were over 700 symbols. That's why scribes were ranked very high in social hierarchy. Cuneiform had a huge impact on Ancient Mesopotamia and has an enormous effect on modern society. In Ancient Mesopotamia, cuneiform allowed the people to communicate. It also allowed them to keep track of things instead of having to remember everything. Without cuneiform, our society would be completely different! These days, everyone uses technology and without writing, we wouldn’t have phones, computers, etc. People wouldn’t be texting or typing on a computer without this amazing invention!

Museum Of Mesopotamia

CUNEIFORM

Because of potters, Mesopotamians had an easier life. When gathering, the Mesopotamians could have a container like object to store their berries, seeds, and nuts and they could gather more compared to just using their hands. Also, it was an art that the people could enjoy. Today, potters take a big part in our lives. Without them, we wouldn’t have plates, bowls, tools etc. It would be hard to live without these things! The potters used clay and used their hands to form simple pots. When things got more advanced, they switched to potter’s wheels and made much more interesting work. They learned to make different shapes, glazes, and patterns. When they were done, they would put their creations in a high temperature oven that would harden the clay. Soon, pottery was made into a work of art.

POTTERS

The wheel is one of the biggest achievements in history. Back then, they would connect the wheels to vehicles called chariots and it helped Sumerians get to places quickly. The luxurious wheels were made of wood, whereas normal wheels were made of two to three planks joined together and strengthened with bars or spokes. The wheel made a big impact on Ancient Mesopotamia. It helped them get other places quickly and it made it easier to move heavy/bulky objects. Today, the wheel is very important. We now have cars, bikes, scooters, trucks, etc. which make us go faster.

WHEEL

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