In class, we have worked very hard on a project that had to do with building our own Sumerian City. My group was Jamie, Itamar, and I. The following is a presentation that we shared with are class. It states all the parts of a Sumerian City. Enjoy!
Welcome to the tour of Sala City. Our patron, Sala is a storm goddess. Our priests pray to her everyday and sacrifice to her in the hope that she will water are crops. There is a priest on top of our Ziggurat now making a sacrifice. Take a look.
Our Ziggurat is the center of life here in the city. We have a floor devoted to studies and school, a floor just for praying, and the last floor is our library where we have accounts of our people.
Though the Ziggurat is very important, our city would not be able to thrive without it’s resources. Let’s take a look outside our city. As you can see, Sala has been good to our crops, and they will soon be harvested. The slaves outside the city work in the orchard, the fields, the mud-pits, or on the river.
Many struggle for survival, are not payed well, and have very small houses which are usually one room outside the city. Let’s go visit those houses. As you can see, none of our slaves houses have doors. That is how it is supposed to be. Instead of doors, which don’t exist yet, they have trap-doors on the top of their houses.
Enough of this talk, let us move closer to the city. We have a dirt road that leads to the magnificent city of Sala. Keep coming, there is no reason to stop. Past our road is our super-cali-fragilistic-expialo-docious gate. As you can see, the S, our symbol, is emblazoned on the door.
Farthest from the Ziggurat, in the middle of our town, are the poor houses. These people are not slaves, but they aren’t much better. They have very small wages, and are close to moving out of the city. These houses are also one room or so. Closer to the city are our middle class houses These people are not poor, but not rich. They earn an honest living, mostly trading and working in shops. Hey, do you hear that in the background? It sounds like an anvil.
Let us pay a visit to the black-smith. See, he has a modest little shop where he fixes and shapes metal. Now, let us move up the road to the rich peoples houses. As you can see, they are all two story and fashionable. Each one contains an oven, food, and a mat that acts as a bed. Even though you have already seen the Ziggurat, let us take a look. The sacrifice is finished. Oh no it’s starting to rain! We should probably go. Thanks for touring.
For more information about Sala City our number, is 1-800-Sala-City. Our email, is Salaforlife@historiclife.net. Thanks again for touring. Their is a gift ship on the way out.