Ancient Sumerians used levees to control thier water supply. The levees blocked the flood waters, and distributed the water to the crops. Reservoirs were used to keep a supply of water year round. The invention of the plow let farmers dig the places where the seeds go faster, allowing more time for other important things.
The Social structure had three diffrent levels. The top level consisted of priests, Kings, and Govornment officials.The next level consisted of Merchants and Artaisians. The lowest level consisted of slaves ,liks the one here giving the cup to the king. Scribes wrote down all the laws that wre passed, so that here was a retracable record of them.Being a scribe was not easy. There were over 2,000 symbols that they had to memorize.
Sumerians thought that the gods took care of them in the afterlife,so they did a lot for the gods. They made music and statues. The statues were for decoration and worshipping . Zigguarts were part of temples. They were mastaba-like structures with flat tops,sometimes kings had thier names
The lyre was made of wood, and had strings you could puck to make a sound.This was to make music for the gods. Music was another way to please the gods. The lyre is very similar to the harp. Metalsmithers made tools,weapons and sculptures.
The development of the wheel let there be less friction between the sledge/cart and the ground, making it easier to move. Sledges existed before the wheel was invented.They were kind of hard to move. They had 2 boards, and a platform, to put items on.
This is a scribes house. They had a pretty high place in society.Cuneiform is the writing of ancient mesopitamias. It consisted of 2,000 + Pictographs.This was very hard to learn. This writing was made of pictographs,which wre pitures of meaning like letters or chineese characters.