The Sumerian civilization formed around 4000 B.C. and disappeared in 2000 B.C. The Sumerians settled in the fertile regions surrounding the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. They established communities in structured city-sta... More »

A week is a period of seven successive days that is usually understood to begin with Sunday and end with Saturday, states Reference.com. A week is a unit of time that is artificially devised with no basis on astronomy. More »

Historians generally consider the beginning of ancient times to start with the beginning of recorded history, which they denote as the appearance of the first written languages, between 4000 and 3200 B.C. This period gen... More »

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The Sumerian religion encompassed the beliefs, mythology and rites of the ancient civilization of Sumer in southern Mesopotamia. Practitioners of the religion worshipped a pantheon of gods and devised a creation story th... More »

The main responsibilities of Sumerian kings during the ancient Mesopotamian civilization include religious rituals, domestic affairs of state, military affairs, law creation, administrative leadership and execution of ju... More »

Sumerian houses were made of mudbrick, a kind of mud plaster mixture, and had wooden doors, one central room and a courtyard. The front of a house, the part that was seen from the public street, was almost featureless. A... More »

The Ancient Sumerian city-states in the Mesopotamian region of the Middle East fought with each other for control of the irrigated land needed to grow their crops. Located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the Mes... More »