BrainPOP

Sumerians

Someone had to invent the wheel--now you can find out who! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the ancient civilization of Sumer! Learn when and where the Sumerians lived, and how they came to build one of the first advanced civilizations. Discover how the flooding of the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers was key to Sumerian prosperity, and how advances in agriculture led to the division of labor in Sumerian society. Explore a typical Sumerian city-state, from the ziggurat at the center of town to the king who kept an eye on trade, politics, and religious ceremonies. Plus, see how Sumerian ideas influenced later civilizations--including a few inventions that we still use today!

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