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Name ____________________________ Section __________ Date _________ Religion in Mesopotamia Webquest Directions: Using the British Museum site, explore and learn about religion in Mesopotamia. Write in complete sentences. Your work will be collected and graded for effort. SUMER 1. Read the Ziggurat story and answer the following questions: a. Where was one of the oldest Ziggurats found? b. What was found that makes us believe it was a temple? c. Describe how zigggurats were built and rebuilt over hundreds of years d. What is one way the ziggurats show respect for the gods? e. Where did Sumerians believe their gods came from? f. What god was the temple at Eridu home to? 2. Now explore the ziggurat. Click on each artifact to learn more. List three new pieces of information that interest you: a. b. c. BABYLON 1. Check out the Astronomers of Babylon link. Why were astronomers important to Babylonian society? 2. Critical thinking: How did cuneiform help astronomers do their jobs most accurately? 3. Read the story about Aplum and the extra month and answer the following questions. a. What did Aplum have to advise the King about? Why was this necessary? b. What did the King do after receiving Aplum’s advice? GODS, GODESSES, DEMONS, and MONSTERS 1. Check out the Gods link on the left side tab. List any facts you know already about religion in Mesopotamia: 2. Read the myth story and answer the following questions: a. What material did Enki use to make humans? b. Why didn’t Enki make humans immortal? c. What purpose did humans serve?