6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Ancient Sumers and Their Language

List of Sumerian Deities Taught in Schools.

List of Sumerian Deities Taught in Schools. Source: Wikimedia

World’s First Schools

The Sumerians were very religious people and their places of worship also served as world’s first schools. The pupils learned the writing system and Mathematics. The writing system, or cuneiform, took a few years to learn and the scribing students had to know all the particularities of grammar and hundreds of symbols used in the Sumerian written language. The teacher was known as “ummia”.

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