ancient sumer

ancient sumer

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  • the ancient sumer
  •  hi my name is Ava and i'm here to tell you about the ancient sumer. ancient Sumerians used complex irrigation systems to get water to them and the plow was used to help farmers farm faster 
  • social structure and government
  • the way the houses worked was the rich people lived on the bottom because if there was a fire they could get out faster and middle people who had money but not a lot and not to little and finally the poor people lived on the  top because it would take them along time too get out of a fire. the ancient sumers  believed that priest should rule then the kings came after the priest then it was the government that came after the kings. scribes are the people who wrote the laws so that no one forgot them.
  • religion
  • the way they please there gods were by building things and making things for them to show there appreciation. ziggurats  are an ancient Mesopotamian temple towers with outside stair cases and shrines at the top . the ancient Sumerians made statues to show there respect for the gods.
  • the arts
  • metal workers made objects like weapons and cups, as well decorative items like mirrors and jewelry. the music was an influence art in the sumer. the Sumerians believed that the music brought joy to the gods.the lyre was a small wooden instruments made of wood and strings. 
  • technology
  • before the wheel they had sledges the sledges where big wheeled carts then the wheel was  made the wheel was for pottery to spin the clay.
  • writing
  • the cuneiform was writing that used wedge shaped characters. the pictograph was a symbol that stands for a object. 
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