Sumerians – the first ‘civilised’ Mesopotamians

    When we talk about the Sumerians, our popular notions mostly pertain to an advanced civilization of Mesopotamia. However, we should also understand that from the historical perspective, it is far more important to talk about the Sumerian culture (which by nature was heterogeneous), as opposed to a singular Sumerian political entity. That is because for the most part of their existence, the Sumerians, as a people, were divided into various city-states and kingdoms mostly within the confines of Sumer – the region of southern Mesopotamia.

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