The shape reminded Sumerians of the mountains where they believed their gods lived.
The shape was copied from the Egyptians.
The shape was like an arrowhead pointing to the sky where they believed the gods lived.
The shape reminded the Sumerians of an upside down heart and represented the gods sending their love down to Sumer.
Only priests could enter the temple at the top of the ziggurat.
Anyone with an offering to leave could enter the temple at the top of the ziggurat.
Only those who were being prepared to be sacrificed could enter the temple at the top of the ziggurat.
Anyone who had “look out duty” could enter the temple at the top of the ziggurat.
Mountain of the gods.
The center of daily life.
Someone who could read and write could always get a good job.
Because both parents usually worked, schools took care of the children.
No one could understand the will of the gods without an education.
Farmers needed to know when to plant and harvest their crops.
Priests ran schools
Priests were doctors.
Priests determined how land would be used.
Priests were lawyers.
The lower class were paid for their work.
The lower class were identified by the style of clothes they wore.
People born in the lower class remained in the lower class.
The jobs lower class people did were restricted.
Slaves were prisoners of war.
Slaves were awarded for good deeds.
When a Sumerian couldn’t pay a debt, they worked off their debt as a slave.
The king forced every Sumerian to work as a slave for a neighbor once every ten years.
Women were the equals of men in ancient Sumer.
Women could serve in government in ancient Sumer.
Women could be educated in ancient Sumer.
Women could vote in ancient Sumer.
It was discovered by Leonard Wooley at the Royal Tombs of Ur.
It had a treasure map hidden in its secret compartment.
It depicted the social classes of ancient Sumer.
It identified the king and queen at the Royal Tombs of Ur.
Only priests could know the gods' will.
Priests were in charge of making sure everyone behaved in a way that would make the gods happy.
Priests determined who was a part of the upper class.
Priests determined who got an education in ancient Sumer.