Mesopotamians created a government that was a combination of monarchy
and democracy. Kings ruled the people. Elected officials who served in
the Assembly also ruled the people. Even kings had to ask the Assembly
for permission to do certain things.
and Order: Law held a special place in their civilization.
Laws: Sumerian laws were
not written down, but people knew what they were and they knew what
could happen to you if you broke the law. The Sumerian laws clearly said
how you had to behave and what your punishment would be if you did not
Laws: The laws that were
later written down by the ancient Babylonians were, for the most part,
laws first created by the ancient Sumerians.
You can see why we say
that these were extremely clever people. We owe them a lot!
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