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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 SUMMERIAN EMPIRE GOVERNMENT: RELIGION: CITY: The whole city was surrounded by a wall for protection. Outside the wall were the unfortunate peoples' huts, built of reeds. The ancient Sumerians are credited for the invention of government. They were affected politically and economically by it. Sumerian religion has its roots in the worship of nature,such as the wind and water. The forces of nature were originally worshiped as themselves. However, over time the human form became associated with those forces. The people of Sumer were divided into four classes - the priests, the upper class, the lower class, and the slaves. SOCIAL CLASSES: JOB SPECIALIZATION: Sumer is a historical land in Southern Mesopotamia. Ancient Sumerian jobs included farming whereby they specialized in large-scale cultivation and irrigation. They alsopracticed fishing, pottery and architecture. ARTS & ARCHITECTURE: Sumer have unearthed evidence of great skill and artistry.Examples of fine works in marble, diorite, hammered gold, and lapis lazuliahve been found. Sumerian art and architecture was ornate and complex -primarily used for religious purposes painting and sculpture the main median used. PUBLIC WORKS: SOURCES:,,,, WRITINGS: Their writing is called "Cuneiform" (wedge-shaped strokes)They write in clay tablets One of the Public Works is The Sumerian Ziggurat and The Sumerian temple was a small brick house that the god was supposed to visit periodically. It was ornamented so as to recall the reed houses built by the earliest Sumerians in the valley.
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