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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Decline of Sumer


During Shulgi's reign, a wall was constructed 155 miles long (250 kilometers), known to the Semitic-speaking tribes as Martu or Tidnum, but better known by their biblical name of the Amorites. Shulgi's sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren all rebuilt and strengthened the wall and asked them to keep what they called Sumer as 'barbarians', but the barrier proved ineffective. The wall could not be properly maintained or maintained, and no concrete barrier was anchored at the front points and therefore the attackers could follow the side wall to either end point and then surround it.

The neighboring alum's army broke the wall and marched on Ur, sacking it and taking the king away. 1750 BC The Amorites have now established themselves in the land, but moved south of several points, with a severe famine due to the fall of Ur and climate change and over-use of the land. Among these emigrants, it is believed, Abraham was the ancestral side that left Ur to settle in the land of Canaan.

After the Ur III period and the fall of Ur, many Sumerians migrated north. Sumerian was no longer spoken as a language (although it was still written), largely replaced by Semitic Acadian, and Sumerian culture was abolished. His legacy, however, continues in many aspects of civilization, which are ever-present for those in modern days. Nevertheless, something as basic as a twenty-four-hour day was invented, once in Sumer.

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