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What was one problem that Mesopotamians faced?
Food shortages had forced settlers in Mesopotamia to move from the foothills down to the river valley. There, farmers faced the problem of having either too much water or too little. To control the water supply, Sumerians built a complex irrigation system.
Who were ill treated in Mesopotamian society?
They were war prisoners, children sold by their parents and those who failed to pay their debt. They were ill treated. Mesopotamian society consisted of three classes, i.e. Upper class, Middle class and Lower class.
How were the lower class treated in Mesopotamia?
The lower class in Mesopotamia consisted of people who got paid for their work. Even though Mesopotamian society was not equal, everybody had to pay for goods or services, even the king. Lower-class people owned their own homes and could afford some modest luxuries, like wearing jewelry.
Was Mesopotamia strict?
The Mesopotamian people valued a strict, rules-oriented society. This can be seen by examining the Mesopotamian social classes, government and job specialization. In The Code of Hammurabi, created by the King of Babylon in 1780 B.C.E. Hammurabi started as their ruler, and then appointed himself King.
What are the 3 solutions to the environmental challenges of Mesopotamia?
Three solutions to the environmental challenges of Mesopotamia included irrigation, the use of dams and aqueducts to control water flow, and using plows to break the soil to make it more suitable for agriculture.
What was medicine like in Mesopotamia?
Mesopotamia were methodically trained, had facilities and tools to treat patients with both pharmaceutical medicine and surgery, and were an integrated and regulated part of society. Herbal medicine and other pharmaceuticals were ubiquitously used tools of asu physicians in ancient Mesopotamia.
The populations of these cities were divided into social classes which, like societies in every civilization throughout history, were hierarchical. These classes were: The King and Nobility, The Priests and Priestesses, The Upper Class, the Lower Class, and The Slaves.