Sunday, December 9, 2007
Edubba / Education
Only the wealthiest boys were allowed to go to school and learn reading, writing and math. Girls weren't allowed.
Sumerian schools were called edubba, they were also called tablet houses. School lasted from early morning until evening. They would write on clay tablets. They went to school for 12 years and the teachers severely disciplined students, sometimes they hit them with a stick. When they were finished school they became a scribe which was a high paying job in Sumer.
The Sumerians were the first people to develop a system of writing.