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Chapter 6, Lesson 1, The Land Between Two Rivers (pp. 150-155)

I. The Mesopotamian Plain

II. The Remarkable Sumerians

    A. By 3000 B.C., there were 12 great Sumerian cities with thousands of people.

    B. These independent city-states were made up of a city and its surrounding villages and farmland.

    C. In the early city-state, religion and government were combined.

    D. The Sumerians made important advances in government, technology, and communication.

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