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3rd millennium BC, Bronze Age Civilization; Elaborately planned cities, standardized measures, irrigated agriculture, early sewage and plumbing; good city planning, areas for surplus of food, written language, no temples kings etc., had a lot of land, no political hierarchy, was abandoned because of mass deforestation, low crop yields, famine, environmental deterioration, floods, etc. their influence continued even to this day (i.e. yoga). Important because it shows how we developed in our cities and economy. Wiped out completely by the Aryan invaders.
an ancient Sumerian city in Southern Iraq, near the Euphrates, important before 2000 b.c. : exclusive archaeological excavations, notably of a ziggurat and of tablets with very early Sumerian script; majority of the people worked as farmers and others were potters, builders, traders, slaves, servants, priests, kings, and elders; Priest King Gilgamesh (tyrant governement)
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