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overview of the ancient civilization of Sumer

overview of the ancient civilization of Sumer


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  • 1. Mesopotamia Cradle of Civilization Sumer
  • 2.
    • Sumer had 12 different city-states with common language
  • 3.
    • A city-state is an independent country whose territory consists solely of a single major city and the area immediately surrounding it.
    • In center of Sumerian Cities was a temple called a ziggurat
    • Each city had their own favorite god they prayed too.
    • Sumer was located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
    • Very fertile lands called the fertile crescent
    • Farmers invented irrigation to help grow more food and control flooding of the rivers.
  • 4.
    • Euphrates River
    Tigris River
  • 5. A ziggurat People believed their god or goddess lived inside the ziggurat
  • 6.
    • Sumer ian Civilization lasted for over 3000 years
    • Located in the modern Country of Iraq
    • Inventions include the wheeled vehicle that helped move goods from place to place.
    • First real written language called cuneiform .
    • Used to first keep track of trade
  • 7. Cuneiform Made on clay tablets
  • 8.
    • Sumerians mixed tin and copper to make bronze for tools and weapons
    • They based their number system on 60
    • Used to divide an hour into 60 minutes and 360 degrees of a circle
    • A civilization is an advanced society with social, political and cultural systems
  • 9.
    • Levees were walls that were used to control flooding of the rivers
    • Division of labor or specialization is when people can do different jobs like famer; inn keeper, craftsman
    • Mesopotamia is an area of the middle east included the civilizations of Sumer, Akkad and Babylon.
  • 10.
    • Each city state of Sumer was ruled by a Ensi he acted as ruler and high priest of the city-state.
    • First civilization to come up with written laws and form of government
    • Agriculture or farming is a way to improve the land and grow food.
  • 11.
    • The End!