it seems that the ancient sumerians made a complex irrigation system to water their crops. they made water resouvros to save water so they always had some. they also used ox or other animals to pull their plows. the invention of the plow made it so the diden't have to dig holes manuly to plant their crops.
the sumerians had diffrent social levels. the kings priests and scribes were on top, farmers metalworkers and jewlers were on the middle level and slaves were on the bottem level. the kings were the rulers of the civilation. and the scribes recored laws and contracts.
social structure and government
top level: kings scribes and priests middle level: farmers metalworkers and jewlers bottom level: slaves
Here it seems like the ancient Sumerians are having a ceremony for the gods and goddesses of their religion. religion was very important to the ancient Sumerians. it affected their way of life, and their government. they wanted to please the gods every day of their life. to them it was a way to connect to each other. they made ziggurats witch were religous towers, they also construsted temples.
they thought the gods lived in these temples. the king had to maintan these towers and temples. some of these temples were 7 stories and 200 feet wide. they also made stautes to show reloguis belief. some times they would sacfrice a human to please the gods.
here a person is playing the lyre. the lyre was a four string instrument that is made of a sound box and strings. metal workers made things like cups, weapons, mirrors and jewelry. they thought that music pleased the gods.
here the Sumerians are making the wheel. it was a very important invention that helped them carry things pull and push things, and travel. they first used wheels for pottery, but then realized when flipped on its side it rolled around. they made wheels by clamping pieces of wood together. before the wheel they had sledge. sledge were like sleds used to carry things from place to place. another advancement was the arch, it added strength and beauty to their building.
back in these times there were 2 types/main types of writing. one type was cuneiform, the second type was pictograph. cuneiform was a type of writing that had wedge shaped characters. a pictograph is a symbol that stands for and object.