By William N. and Michael B. They chose river valleys to live because would be better for the crops and also there could be trading through the water channels. They used canals made of wood to control where the water went and when they controlled it, they sent the water to their crops. Cuneiform was the first writing used by Sumerians. Sailboats, the first written language, and razors. 60 was also what Sumerians used. Today we have 60 seconds, which is a minute, and 60 minutes, which is a hour. All of the minutes and hours were created by Sumerians. A ziggurat was a temple. It usually had other buildings connected to it. One of the main uses was a place for priest to escape flood water and to calm themselves. Hammurabi was the 6th king of Babylon and also created the first “law,” saying that if someone kills your son, you can turn back and kill their son. Or if someone hurts you, you can hurt them. The Hanging Gardens in Babylon, which was a beautiful garden with trees and plants to please the king’s wife. The Hitties developed a way to use iron in swords and spears. Assyrians stole the idea of using iron. Director-Will N Info-Internet Tech Person-Michael B Thanks for watching!!