- an ancient region in southern Mesopotamia that contained a number of independent cities and city-states of which the first were established possibly as early as 5000 b.c.: conquered by the Elamites and, about 2000 b.c., by the Babylonians; a number of its cities, as Ur, Uruk, Kish, and Lagash, are major archaeological sites in southern Iraq.
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Also, the Bible clearly places the Garden of Eden “eastward,” near the Mesopotamian empire of Sumer.The Truth About Genesis
September 18, 2009
There is one that reminded me of the old English song—‘Sumer is i-kumen in—lude sing kuku.’The Spell of Switzerland
Nathan Haskell Dole
Let us take six gentlemen met together to learn the old thirteenth-century part-song, the round entitled ‘Sumer is icumen in.’English Costume
Dion Clayton Calthrop
He built it of bricks of Sumer, and the timbers which he set in place were as strong as the dragon of the deep.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery
L.W. King and H.R. Hall
The sumer of 1855 found Miss Swain, then twenty-one years of age, teaching a few private pupils in the village.Clara A. Swain, M.D.
Mrs. Robert Hoskins
To begin with, China, like Sumer and like Egypt, was a land of city states.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
- the S region of Babylonia; seat of a civilization of city-states that reached its height in the 3rd millennium bc