Mesopotamia had many great achievements that helped to shape the way are lives are today. The great things we have today like wheel ,writing, and the sailboat are from Mesopotia. As you can see the Sumerians were great people.
The Sumerians first achievement was creating Cuneiform which is a form of writing. It was a very great achievement, it helps everyone. Without Cunieform everyone would be dumb and would not know how to read or write .
Clay tokens came in different shapes, sizes and masses. These represented different objects. For example, a cone shape could have represented a bag of wheat. These tokens were placed inside clay balls that were sealed. If you were sending five goats to someone, then you would put five tokens in the clay ball. When the goat arrived, the person would open the clay ball and count the tokens to make sure the correct number of goats had arrived.
The number of tokens began to be pressed on the outside of the clay balls. Many experts believe that this is how writing on clay tablets began.
The Sumerians made their clothing by using the natural resources that were available to them. Clothing was made from wool or flax which Sumerians could raise and harvest. Flax is a plant with blue flowers. The stems of these plants are used to make the clothing. How thick or how rough the clothing was meant the season in which the clothes would be worn. Like us, heavier clothing would be worn in the winter and lighter clothing would be worn in the summer.
Around the year 2000 B.C., temples began to be built to link heaven and earth. The towers, called ziggurats, were very large, pyramid-shaped structures on top of which the temple was built. The ziggurats were built of mud bricks with 3 to 7 terraced levels.
Well anyway the Sumerians were very very great people. The world would not be the way it was today without the sumerians.
Posted by 22617 on 2/11/07; 10:44:52 AM
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