Must-Knows Sumer

Question Answer
How long did the Sumerian/Mesopotamian civilizations last? from about 3000 BC to 1900 BC
What is the name of the oldest-known written language? cuneiform or wedge-shaped writing
What is the name of the oldest-known piece of literature Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Who wrote the oldest-known laws? Hammurabi
Name three major Sumerian/Mesopotamian cities: Ur, Babylon, Nineveh
Mesopotamia lay between these two rivers: Tigris and Euphrates
Besides a written language, the Sumerians "invented": wheel, metalworks, chariots, sailboats
What story does the Epic of Gilgamesh contain? story of a worldwide flood
Name three other empires in Mesopotamia: Accadia, Babylonia, Assyria
Mesopotamia means: Land between two rivers
Who united many of the city-states in Mesopotamia and founded the Accadian empire? Sargon I