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Sumer (or Shumer, Sumeria, Shinar) formed the southern part of Mesopotamia from the time of settlement by the Sumerians until the time of Babylonia

Ancient Sumer History
The Sumerians may have migrated from the East, either ancient India or Iran

The Sumerian Civilization Emerges
The Sumerians migrated from Asia into Mesopotamia. These people founded a city located in the Sumer Valley.

A ziggurat "to build on a raised area" is a temple tower of the ancient Mesopotamian valley and Iran, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories. Ziggurats were a form of temple common to the Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians of ancient Mesopotamia. The earliest examples of the ziggurat date from the end of the third millennium BCE and the latest date from the 6th century BCE..

Sargon and the Vanishing Sumerians
Sargon established his capital near Kish, at a city called Agade, and his kingdom became known as Akkad, derived from the name Agade. His warriors became an aristocracy that lived off the taxes collected from conquered farmers and artisans

Ziggurat is a temple tower of the ancient Mesopotamian valley and Persia, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding storeys.

The History of Writing - Where the Story Begins
How did the ancient civilization of Sumer first develop the concept of the written word?

The Akkadians, Egyptians and the Hebrews
The foundation of the Akkadian state was economic.

Sumerian Architecture
The Sumerians generally built structures using mud brick. The most famous type of Sumerian architecture was the Ziggurat

The Royal Tombs of Ur
From 1922 to 1934, an archaeologist named C. Leonard Woolley excavated the site of the ancient Sumerian city of Ur. He made many great discoveries about the people who lived there. Read and explore the Royal Tombs..

Sumerian language
The Sumerian language of ancient Sumer was spoken in Southern Mesopotamia from at least the 4th millennium BC..

Temples were originally built on platforms. During the third millennium B.C., these were made higher and bigger. Eventually it was decided to build even higher temples on platforms which were stepped. These stepped towers we call ziggurats

Sumerian kings
The Sumerian king list is an ancient text in the Sumerian language listing kings of Sumer from Sumerian..

The Sumerians
By 7000 BCE, in what is called the Fertile Crescent, in West Asia where hunter-gatherers had roamed, planting had grown into the major source of food. There true farming had begun, and farming required permanent settlement. By 4500 BCE people archaeologists would call Ubaidians were living in towns in West Asia, in Mesopotamia

History of Sumer
Inscriptions have been found bearing some early names from the King List..