Chapter 3, Section 3 Warm-Up. Of all the Sumerian achievements we’ve studied, which do you think is the MOST significant? Why? Be ready to debate your point!. Sumerian Achievements. The Invention of Writing. The invention of writing was one of the greatest cultural advances in history.
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Of all the Sumerian achievements we’ve studied, which do you think is the MOST significant?
Be ready to debate your point!
The invention of writing was one of the greatest cultural advances in history.
The world’s first
system of writing
Sharp tool to make
wedged shaped symbols
With cuneiform, symbols represented syllables. Syllables and symbols were combined to express complex ideas.
A writer who kept records. Very important role in society
long poems that tell stories of heroes
Epic of Gilgamesh
The story of a legendary Sumerian king
bronze for tools, weapons
system based on number 60
areas of rectangles, triangles
detailed records of natural world
medicines for healing
science of building
ziggurat- a pyramid shaped temple tower