The Sumerian Civilization
The Land of the Lords
                      Brightness
 Sumer meaning “land of the
  lords brightness”, was a
  civilizat...
Sumerian Cities
 There were at least 12 cities
  such as: Ur, Uruk, Kish,
  Lagash.
 These city states were
  centered a...
Religion
     The Sumerians were
      extremely religious, all
      events were determined
      by gods.

     The Mo...
Class Systems
        The Commoners in Sumerian
         were illiterate.
        The Sumerians created a
         succe...
Art
 They made their works mostly out of clay which was abundant in this
  region.

 The Sumerian used sculpture for rel...
Architecture
 Sumerians built building using a platform structure,
  which started at ground level.
 These temples were ...
Sumerian Government

 Sumerian government was a monarchy that was
  leveled by the priest-king.

 This king had total co...
Work Cited
http://www.fsitha.com/h1/chp1.htm
http://www.cristalinks.com/
 sumereligion.html
http://www.joseph_berryin.t...
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  1. 1. The Sumerian Civilization
  2. 2. The Land of the Lords Brightness  Sumer meaning “land of the lords brightness”, was a civilization and historical region in southern Mesopotamia.  It is the earliest known civilization in the world and is known as the Cradle of Civilization.  The Sumerian Civilization spanned over 3000 years (starting in the mid millennium BC).
  3. 3. Sumerian Cities  There were at least 12 cities such as: Ur, Uruk, Kish, Lagash.  These city states were centered around a temple for the city’s gods.  These cities were surrounded by agriculture.  One of the reasons that the Sumerian civilization was so advanced is because it had it had extensive trading networks on land and sea.
  4. 4. Religion  The Sumerians were extremely religious, all events were determined by gods.  The Monarch was an agent to god.  There were religious duties subject to accept king’s rule.
  5. 5. Class Systems  The Commoners in Sumerian were illiterate.  The Sumerians created a successful currency system.  Kings were once elected, but then their system became hereditary.  The Sumerians were paternalistic, men dominate, while women in their culture were low.
  6. 6. Art  They made their works mostly out of clay which was abundant in this region.  The Sumerian used sculpture for religious purposes.  Sumerian religious sculpture included many depictions of naked men in silent prayer.  In Sumerian culture, male gods were of higher worship than female gods, although mortal men and women were depicted as equals.  Marble and Diorite was also used to make sculpture.  The Sumerians hammered Gold which was used on sculpture, of only the gods and goddesses.  Gold was also found in the tombs of Kings.
  7. 7. Architecture  Sumerians built building using a platform structure, which started at ground level.  These temples were made from mud and brick.  When finished these temples were square shaped.  There would be three platforms, one on top of the other.  The uppermost platform was for the gods. The middle platform was used for religious purpose.
  8. 8. Sumerian Government  Sumerian government was a monarchy that was leveled by the priest-king.  This king had total control, not only over the military, but also society and state.  This king would rule through divine rights and Priests, who the king picked through divine selection. 10
  9. 9. Work Cited http://www.fsitha.com/h1/chp1.htm http://www.cristalinks.com/ sumereligion.html http://www.joseph_berryin.triped.com htty://www.crystalinks.com/ sumereconomy.hyml 11

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