The Sumerians

A culture who knew the fate in their stars

Sumerians laid the basis for all astronomy to follow

Sumeria was an early culture based on agriculture which depended on knowing when to plant and harvest. The civilization relied on priest/astrologer's knowledge of the motion of celestial objects to predict the seasons and lunar cycles. These scientific observations were mixed with religion and superstition, but laid the foundation for Babylonian and Greek astronomers.

Astronomical themes appeared in other accomplishments

Ancient Sumeria

In Mesopotamia , about 10,000 years ago, the oldest records of astronomy root in the culture of Sumer, located in the lower part of the Fertile Crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in present-day Iraq.