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Aalieyah Creach

Q: How did the rulers of different Mesopotamian cultures visually show their power and legitimize their right to rule? Use examples.

Additionally, how have some of these same sites and monuments been used by modern political forces.

A: The rulers of different Mesopotamian cultures visually showed their power and legitimized their right to rule by saying that they had a connection with the gods and by making these monuments that emphasized the idea that they were in touch with the gods. Some examples include the Nanna Ziggurat that was made dedicated to the moon god and the Naram Sins Helmet which is a gods helmet that was claimed and worn by someone who was chosen to rule due to the divinity the helmet portrayed.