Urban populations grew during the Early Dynastic period with 80% of the population living in cities. Shuruppak, for example, had a population by 2600 BC of 15-30,000 and an area of about 100 hectares, with a city wall and a developed military organization.

From The Times History of the World

A scene from the Nippur Excavations: Rooms of the Temple "Tablet House"

From Sumerian Mythology by Samuel Noah Kramer.

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