Hammurabi’s Code, Iraq Legacy/Gilgamesh Kickstart
This discussion has three parts. Your total writing should be at least 300 words and you must also comment on the work of a colleague.
Part 1: Based on the Michael Wood documentary Iraq: Cradle of Civilization answer two of the following….
What did the landscape of southern Iraq look like 5,000 years ago compared to today?
What is noteworthy about the walls and architecture of Uruk?
When Michael Wood visited the marshes of southern Iraq, what connections did he see between the past and the present?
Part 2: Using examples from Hammurabi’s code (the PDF is posted in this module) answer two of the following. Use this document. Do NOT look up the code on Wikipedia:
What does the code reveal about the social hierarchy in ancient Mesopotamia?
What does the code tell us about the status of women in ancient Iraq? Does the code offer women any protections?
What aspects of dealing with everyday are revealed in the code?
Part 3: Epic of Gilgamesh kickstart….To get us started with Gilgamesh, answer the following from Tablets I and II (pages 3-22).
What kind of king is Gilgamesh and where does he live?
Who is Enkidu and why is he created?
Who is Humbaba?