Were The Sumerians From Mesopotamia Most Important In Shaping Modern Civilization?

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Ancient Sumerians from Mesopotamia

By Kai Hirose

Were the Sumerians from ancient Mesopotamia

extremely important in shaping modern civilization?.

Who were the Sumerians?
➢ The Sumerians moved to the land between the Tigris

and Euphrates Rivers about 3500 BCE. We do not know where they actually came from.

➢ The Sumerians were very smart. They created many things to make their life easier and more comfortable to help their civilization grow.

➢ They developed many important aspects of human life such as the first written language, mathematics, astronomy, a calendar, and irrigation systems, As you can see the Sumerians from ancient Mesopotamia were extremely important in shaping modern
civilization.
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➢ Lunar Calendar
➢ Benefits from the Calendar

○ Keep track of time
○ Know when floods are coming

Irrigation
➢ The system of irrigation allowed the farmers to use the

uncontrollable floodwater to their advantage. The farmers used the water to water their crops whenever they needed it.
This helped people to grow healthy and strong crops.

Compare to Egypt Civilization
Ancient Egypt was one of the greatest and most powerful civilizations in the history of the world. It lasted for over 3000 years from 3150 BCE to 30 BCE.

➢ Writing
○ They wrote in hieroglyphics.
○ Papyrus Sheets

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➢ Mathematics

○ The Egyptians needed a good understanding of mathematics and geometry to build the pyramids and other large buildings. They also used math and numbers to keep track of business transactions. For numbers they used a decimal system. They did not have numerals for
2 - 9 or zero. They just had numbers for factors of 10 such as 1, 10,
100, etc. In order to write the number 3 they would write down three number 1s. To write the number 40, they would write down four
number

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