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Ancient Sumerian Earliest Societies To Emerge In The World 5000 Years Ago (Video)

Friday, October 6, 2017 3:06
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The Sumerians were one of the earliest urban societies to emerge in the world, in Southern Mesopotamia more than 5000 years ago. They developed a writing system whose wedge-shaped strokes would influence the style of scripts in the same geographical area for the next 3000 years. Eventually, all of these diverse writing systems, which encompass both logophonetic, consonantal alphabetic, and syllabic systems, became known as cuneiform.
 
Su·me·ri·an
səˈmerēən/
noun
  1. 1.
    a member of the indigenous non-Semitic people of ancient Babylonia.
  2. 2.
    the Sumerian language.

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