Flashcards in Ancient Near East Deck (42):
The first written language was used for what?
This is not part of a larger group, it's its own state.
What was the first culture?
What exactly makes up Sumer?
City States that develop along rivers of southern mesoptamia.
What year was the Sumers?
What were three things the Sumers were accredited for inventing?
1. Wagon Wheel
3. Writing on Tablet
Development of Writing was what?
3. Cuniform Writing
What was the instrument called that was used for writing?
What was a Summerian Temple called?
Ziggurats were man made what?
Building Ziggurats involved a lot of what?
Authority and systems
What were the locations of the Votive Figures?
Eshunna- Presnt day Tell Asmar, Iraq
What are the dates of the Votive Figures?
What was the period of the Votive Figures?
What were the Votive Figures made of?
Limestone, alabaster and gypsum
What were the Votive Figures possibly used for?
Possible replacements of the person who can't always devote themselves to worship-Hint Wide Open Eyes
What makes the Votive figures stylized?
The way the hair and eyebrows are carved.
What is the origin of the Cylinder Seal & Its Modern Impression?
Ur, Present day Muqaiyir, Iraq
What period was the Cylinder Seal & Its Modern Impression?
What material was used for Cylinder Seal & Its Modern Impression?
Why did they bury the cylinder seal with it's deceased owner?
So that no one else could use their seal.
Akkadians settled north of what place?
Akkadians adopted Summerian Culture, but they spoke a Semitic Language( same family as Hebrew & Arabic)
The Akkadians conquered most of what?
The Akkadian's dominance was between what years?
Where is the Steele of Naram-Sin origin?
Akkad-Present Day Iraq
What time period was the Steele of Naram-Sin?
What is the Steele of Naram-Sin made of?
In the Steele of Naram-Sin, what is one of the character appear like he is doing?
In the Steele of Naram-Sin, what are most of the figures doing to the big man with horns?
Pledging their allegiance to him.
After centuries of fighting between Sumer, Akkad and Lagash, what people rose to dominance?
What years were the Assyrians dominant?
What did the Assyrians have that was strong?
Religion and Military Organization
Reconstruction Drawing on the Citadel & Palace Complex of Sargon II came from where?
What time period was the Reconstruction Drawing on the Citadel & Palace Complex of Sargon II depiction?
Guardian Figures from the Citadel of Sargon II are made of what?
Limestone & Alabaster
What were the creatures called that were used as Guardian Figures?
How many feet does the Lamassus have
5, but its for perspective
Assunasirpal Killing Lions II was originally from where?
Kalhu- Present day Nimrud Iraq
Assunasirpal Killing Lions II is what three things?
Assunasirpal Killing Lions II came from what time period?