Sumer: Ancient Mesopotamian Civilization

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Sumer is known as one of the first recorded civilizations in human history. It was established in ancient Mesopotamia, in what is known today as modern day Iraq. Sumer was nestled in between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the Fertile Crescent. This stretch of land was completely isolated, with dry desert sands surrounding it in all directions. The date when this civilization was established is still unknown, and secular sources believe that it was between 6000-4000 BC. Many Christians scholars believe that it wasn’t established until 3000 BC. The exact date is unclear, but as of now, it is the first known civilization of man.

The land of Sumer, which eventually became known as Babylonia, consisted of the lower half of Mesopotamia. It
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The Garden of Eden, the short lived homestead of Adam and Eve, is believed to be in this region, as well as the location of the worldwide flood in the days of Noah. Additionally, the Tower of Babel, occurred in Babylon, a major city that eventually rose up after the Sumerian civilization lost control of its city-states to foreign invaders. Abraham, the father of many nations, was originally from Ur, a city within this civilization. Not long after the famous exodus out of Egypt with Moses, the Sumerian Civilization became the Babylonian …show more content…
How it extended over a vast territory, was well planned out and well developed. But on the other hand, very little is known about its social, political, religious, and intellectual life. Similarly, very little is know about the Sumerians. But since both civilizations had a well-developed system of writing with pictures for each word, they left their life stories behind to be interpreted. Most of these scripts however, revealed little about their lives, but instead gave a glimpse into something even more significant: that there was large amounts of trade and communication between the two countries, approximately 600 miles away from each other. Indus seals were found all over Sumerian ruins, and vice versa. This is important because it shows how advanced the world’s first civilization was, and how they thrived in Ancient Mesopotamia with very little to no

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