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Social Studies Megan Baldwin 's ' The Epic Of Gilgamesh '

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Social Studies Megan Baldwin
B3 11-16-15

Mesopotamia

By Megan Baldwin

M is for Medicine

M is for Medicine. Medicine is how they would cure the ill. The Sumerians used ingredients from plants, animals, and minerals. They also used a wide variety of ingredients, including milk, salt, turtle shell, fig and salt. The physicians or scholars would prescribe the medicines you need by looking at your symptoms, or what part of the body it was used in. There are more than 420 lists on clay tablets found just for medicine.

E is for the Epic of Gilgamesh

E is for the Epic of Gilgamesh. An epic is a long poem that tells the story of a hero. The Epic of Gilgamesh is the world 's oldest epic. It was first recorded in 2000 B.C. on clay tablets. This epic is about Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu. It teaches a valuable lesson to appreciate what you have.

S is for Surplus

S is for surplus. A surplus is having more than you need. After the Sumerians invented the irrigation system, they had more food than they needed. This caused them to have a food surplus. When they had food surpluses, it meant that they didn’t all have to farm. This is when they started getting other jobs, like making pots out of clay.

O is for Oldest Society

O is for Oldest Society. Mesopotamia is the oldest society. Society means a group of people living together in a
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