Origin of Sumerians

Origin of Sumerians

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Among the earliest civilizations were the different peoples living in the fertile valleys lying between the Tigris and Euphrates valley, or Mesopotamia, In the south of this region, in an area now in Kuwait and northern Saudi Arabia, a strange group of people, speaking a language unrelated to any other human language we know of, began to live in cities, which were ruled by some sort of monarch. These were the Sumerians, and around 3000 BC they began to form large city-states in southern Mesopotamia that populated areas of several hundred square miles. (more…)