The Naram-Sin & Hammurabi Steles


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1. How did the Akkadian king Naram-Sin use steles?

2. Which of these aspects of the carving on the Victory Stele of Naram-Sin is not unique compared to other steles from Akkadian kings?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the most significant forms of art in the ancient world was the stele, particularly in the area known as Mesopotamia. This assessment will test you on some famous examples of steles related to Mesopotamian rulers Hammurabi and Naram-Sin. Some things you'll be tested on include the use of steles by both rulers and the characteristics of notable steles from each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Location of Mesopotamia
  • Use of steles by Naram-Sin
  • Unique aspects of the Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
  • Purpose and characteristics of Hammurabi's Stele

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some of the major information you've learned in the lesson on the steles of Hammurabi and Naram-Sin
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast both the Victory Stele of Naram-Sin and the steles of Hammurabi with other examples of steles from the period
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the lesson to identify some key characteristics of the steles of Hammurabi and Naram-Sin

Additional Learning

To learn more about these examples of ancient steles, review the corresponding lesson called The Naram-Sin & Hammurabi Steles. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Overview of Mesopotamian steles
  • The Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
  • Steles of Hammurabi