10 Shocking Facts About the Sumerians

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One of the most controversial and enigmatic civilizations that mystifies us to this day is that of ancient Sumerians. Seemingly appearing out of nowhere during the Stone Age, their civilization displayed advanced knowledge in the organization as well as the economic and social stability of its citizens.

Inventions attributed to them include the oldest written language, the separation of time into minutes and seconds, the establishment of large cities, the invention of the wheel, and the actual establishment of trade. In fact, the Sumerian civilization was so successful that over 10 city-states had already been established by the 4th millennium BC is known as the “cradle of civilization,” their customs, beliefs, and beliefs practices left the blueprint for subsequent cultures and can be found weaved throughout time into many of our beliefs and customs to this day, many of which might surprise you.


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