Discover history’s first empire: Sumer, located in Mesopotamia, which built the world’s first cities and created the first writing system.
History’s first empire rose out of a hot, dry landscape, without rainfall to nourish crops, without trees or stones for building. In spite of all this, its inhabitants built the world’s first cities, with monumental architecture and large populations— and they built them entirely out of mud. Soraya Field Fiorio details the rise and fall of the Sumerian empire.
Lesson by Soraya Field Fiorio, directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat.
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