Although the Sumerians continue to get second or even third billing compared to the Babylonians and Assyrians, perhaps because they never built an empire as great as the Assyrians or established a city as enduring and great as Babylon, they were the people who provided the template of civilization that all later Mesopotamians built upon. The Sumerians are credited with being the first people to invent writing, libraries, cities, and schools in Mesopotamia (Ziskind 1972, 34), and many would argue that they were the first people to create and do those things anywhere in world.
For a people so great, it is unfortunate that their accomplishments and contributions, not only to Mesopotamian civilization but to civilization in general, largely go unnoticed by the majority of the public.
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By amy on 14-12-2016
interesting facts if you're into old religion and ancient life like I am. great "read" while I'm at work.
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By Amazon Customer on 23-05-2018
A simple overview
An interesting, simple overview of a fascinating culture and people, with numerous mispronunciatons by the reader.