• Sumer, an introduction

    Author(s):
    Irfan Ajvazi (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Subject(s):
    Art--Historiography
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/vf44-6q77
    Abstract:
    Prehistory ends with Uruk, where we find some of the earliest written records. This large city-state (and it environs) was largely dedicated to agriculture and eventually dominated southern Mesopotamia. Uruk perfected Mesopotamian irrigation and administration systems. An agricultural theocracy Within the city of Uruk, there was a large temple complex dedicated to Innana, the patron goddess of the city. The City-State’s agricultural production would be “given” to her and stored at her temple. Harvested crops would then be processed (grain ground into flour, barley fermented into beer) and given back to the citizens of Uruk in equal share at regular intervals.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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