ancient sumer

ancient sumer
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  • in ancient sumer the Sumerians made a large complex irrigation system to water there crops also the plow was one of the summers inventions this made watering crops easier and less labor intensive
  • the sumerians government was organized from the top down at the top where kings priests and government officials at the middle are merchants artisans and metal workers at the bottom are slaves with were usually prisoners of war one class is special though Svribes wrote down the laws for sumer they only had to be able to write to make laws!
  • the Sumerians made temples called Ziggurats to please there gods the sumerains belived there god would live in these temples they also made statues in life like poses and forms they thought if you did a good enough job the gods would favor your your work
  • metal workers made tools for the army and high end jewelry for kings they got imports from Anatolia carrying metals and goods they also loved music they would make instruments called lyres and gave them to musicians who would write love songs in temple ceremonies
  • the wheel was one of sumerians greatest inventions they got the idea from potters wells and put on a chariot and it moved greatly beforee the whell the sumearians had sledges the had the bars on sleds and put them on a cart these where much harder to move and where very slow
  • the sumerians created a lounge called uniform or wedge in late because of the wedge stylus they used also they wrote pictographs with where pictures of gods and animals
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