Thursday, February 17, 2011

Post 6

Hammurabi's Code

102. If a merchant entrust money to an agent (broker) for some investment, and the broker suffer a loss in the place to which he goes, he shall make good the capital to the merchant
114. If a man have no claim on another for corn and money, and try to demand it by force, he shall pay one-third of a mina of silver in every case.

197. If he break another man's bone, his bone shall be broken.

200. If a man knock out the teeth of his equal, his teeth shall be knocked out.

209. If a man strike a free-born woman so that she lose her unborn child, he shall pay ten shekels for her loss.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ancient Civilization Facts

The land within the crescent-shaped area is very well suited to farming and helped give rise to the Sumerian civilization
Cuneiform writing developed from pictographic writing
The arch is one of the strongest forms in building.
Each ziggurat could be up to 150 feet high and its top served as a shrine to a Sumerian god.
To keep their calendar accurate, the Sumerians added a month every few years.
Unlike boys, girls could not become scribes and did not attend school
Ziggurats were made of baked brick placed in layers and looked like a wedding cake.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is the story of a Sumerian king and is one of the oldest works of literature known.
The teachings of Zoroaster are known as Zoroastrianism and have influenced many other religions.
The present-day regions of Israel, Lebanon, and Syria were once called Phoenicia.
The Phoenicians invented the art of glass-blowing.
 Phoenician colonies were established throughout the Mediterranean region
The Lydian’s are the first people to have used coined money
Phoenicians developed the alphabet.
Phoenician sculptors often used ivory, which was highly prized in the ancient world, which was imported from North and East Africa.

Post 2

Friday, February 4, 2011


What are you interested in?
I'm interested in science.

What are your hobbies/extra curricular activities?
Skateboarding, drumming, and music.

What makes you unique?
There's nothing that makes me unique, but i don't think anyone could tell you what's unique about themselves because no one realizes it because it's not unique to them, it's normal.

Why did you take this class?
I was interested about civilizations before us.

What about the Ancient Civilizations intrigues you.
How they developed ways of accomplishing things, and set up how society is today.

Name 3 things you hope to get out of this class.
I hope to get an appreciation for how life is today, and learn how and why civilizations developed.