Unformatted text preview: The source was created to inform people of ancient Mesopotamia ’s religion belief, which were brought into sharper focus by the New Year’s festival. This ensures that the primary document is educational and that its meaning is to serve as a tool for those interested. Significance: The Mesopotamian Creation Myth and several other New Year’s festival ceremonies can be learned from the source. One could also infer that there was a strict social division in Mesopotamia , that Mesopotamians feared their gods, and that high religious positions had great power in society. The main idea of this source is that the Babylonian New Year’s Festival was a significant event that focused on pleasing the gods. The source is important in that it provided first-hand knowledge of Mesopotamia ’s religious beliefs....
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- Spring '12
- Mesopotamia, James B. Pritchard, Distinguished Archaeology Achievement