The Sumerians

Sumerian People

The Sumerians were the first people to migrate to Mesopotamia, they created civilization.

Starting around 5,500 years ago, they built cities along the rivers in lower Mesopotamia, specialized, cooperated, and made many advances in technology.

Government ( Leaders )

There government is based on a monarchy. Their kings ruled through divine right. Kings made buildings and temples. They would lead the armies. Even tho the king had power, he was not permitted to act with ultimate power, or as a dictator. And the priests were the largest landowners and they also became skilled as scribes. the priest sat with the council of elders.