Rise Of Sumerian City States

Rise Of Sumerian City States

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  • Hey there! I live in Mesopotamia in modern day Iraq. Our two main rivers are euphrates and the tigress river.
  • Some people had moved to the Zagros Foothill.The problem was that there were to many people and not enough land to grow our crops. Some people moved to the plains and now are called Sumerians.
  • Unfortunately during the summer snow would melt from the mountains down to the rivers, which would cause the river to flood. So to prevent that from happening they made levees so water couldn't come through.
  • Irrigation canals would have to be cleaned from silt that would get stuck. Since they worked so well together they became a community.
  • The main thing that people would fight over was their use of water. Sometimes some canals would block the cities canals.
  • So as you can tell Sumerians have built up there way from living in small farming villages to walled city states.
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