Sumer

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May 19, 2022

Sumer (Spanish: Sumeria; English: Sumer) was the earliest civilization in history. It was located in Mesopotamia, now southern Iraq. Sumeria, along with Ancient Egypt, the Indus Valley Civilization, and the Norte Chico Civilization, were the first cradles of civilization.

History

Sumerian city-states rose to power in the prehistoric period Ubaid and Uruk. Sumeria ended with the Akkadian Empire in the 24th century B.C. Sumeria and other Mesopotamian Civilizations were united under the Babylonian Empire.

People's contributions

One of the contributions of the Sumerians was that they were the first people to use a wheel to travel to a place. Sumerian contributions: -cuneiform -counting to 10 -war -algebra -360 degrees circle -ziggurat -polytheism -theocracy