In Ancient Sumer, they built an Irrigation system to send water to villages. Right here, one of the canals is flowing through A farm land, Farming is their main food supply. Farming is a big job in Sumer.
Here is A castle from ancient Sumer. The king of Sumer lives here. Kings and Priests are the highest levels in a government here in Sumer. People believed that Gods choosed the Kings a Priest.
Here is one of the Temples they built here in Ancient Sumer. They built these temples for their Gods. They believed that if you treat the gods well on earth, then the Gods will take care of you in the After life, so they built these temples so the Gods will like them.
This instrument that I'm playing is called a lyre. A lyre is an Instrument that the Sumerians created. They made it for the Gods. All the music they played was to please the Gods. All the Pottery, vases, and metalwork that the Sumerians made were also made to please the Gods. A lot of the Art the Sumerians made were created to make the Gods happy.
One of the most helpful things that we have was created by the Sumerians is... THE WHEEL. The ancient Sumerians created the wheel. Without the wheel, transportation would be really hard.
I just walked into class and I'm ready to learn the old Mesopotamian Written Language. They used a type of writing called Cuneiform. They would write the information on stone tablets. They would also use pictographs. Pictographs are pictures that represent symbols. In Mesopotamia, you have to remember 700 symbols, you have to have a good memory to learn the Mesopotamian Alphabet.