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Title: The Legacy of Mesopotamia & The Phoenicians: Sailors of the Mediterranean


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The Legacy of Mesopotamia The Phoenicians
Sailors of the Mediterranean
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1 Hammurabis Code contained _______ laws
organized in different categories, including
_______, ______,_____,______
A 282 Trade Labor Property Family
3
2 How could a surgeon be punished if his patient
died after an operation?
A his hand shall be cut off
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3 Why was Hammurabis Code important?
A The laws are important because they were
written down. With written laws, everyone could
know the rules-- and the punishments
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4 What impact did the Phoenicians have on the
modern world?
A Were the worlds first trading
empire. Brought rich goods from around the
Mediterranean Sea figs, olives, honey, spices,
giraffes, warthogs, bears
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5 Why did the Phoenicians need to develop an
alphabet? How many letters did their alphabet
have?
A They had so much trade, they needed to
simplify writing Only used 22
symbols. (Cuneiform had 100s of characters)
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6 Use of the Phoenician alphabet spread
throughout the Mediterranean region. How do you
think this occurred?
A The alphabet was spread by traders who sailed
all over the Mediterranean Sea.
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7 Explain the importance of Phoenician writing.
A The simple Phoenician alphabet was far easier
to learn. With the alphabet, many more people
could learn to write.
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