Writing/Technology
Social Structure
Religion
The Arts
Government
100
Sumerians developed this written language in 2400 B.C.E.
What is Cuneiform
100
The very bottom of the social structure.
What are slaves.
100
An ancient Mesopotamian temple tower.
What is a ziggurat.
100
These people designed Sumerian temples.
What are architects.
100
Sumerian city-states were ruled by these people.
What are kings.
200
Cuneiform was based on this earlier form of writing.
What is pictographs.
200
This class includes farmers and fishermen.
What is the lower class.
200
This person was responsible for building and maintaining the ziggurats.
What is the king.
200
These people made weapons, jewelry, and cups.
What are metalworkers.
200
Sumerian armies used these wheeled vehicles pulled by horses.
What are chariots.
300
The Sumerian's most important invention.
What is the wheel.
300
This artifact indicates social structure because it shows a military class.
What is the statue of a chariot.
300
The Sumerians believed that these beings lived in the temples.
What are the gods.
300
Sumerian wooden instrument made of a sound box and strings.
What is a lyre.
300
These people helped record laws.
What are scribes.
400
Before the wheel, people had to drag their goods on flat-bottomed carts called this.
What are sledges.
400
The clay seal of the king appointing the governor relates to social structure because it shows this class.
What is a government class.
400
This artifact was found in a religious shrine and might have been a gift to the gods.
What is the statue of the married couple.
400
Lyres were played for this audience especially.
What is the queen and her court.
400
This artifact shows King Ur-Nammu appointing a governor.
What is the clay seal.
500
This technological advance added strength and beauty to Sumerian buildings.
What is the arch.
500
This artifact shows social structure because it indicates a craftsperson and an upper class.
What is the gold cup.
500
Religion was connected with this other characteristic of a civilization.
What is government.
500
The upper class used this artifact during banquets.
What is the gold cup.
500
Sumerians believed that the king got power from this source.
What are the gods.
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