Millions of years ago, we were in an age of time in which we used stone: The Stone Age. We crafted stone tools, and used them to advance into the next age of time: The Bronze Age. The Bronze Age isn’t discussed as much as other era’s of time, although it’s just as important.
The Bronze Age was a time in which bronze upgraded the previously widely used, stone. Ancient Sumerians were the first people to acquire bronze and enter into the Bronze Age. Around 6,000 B.C. in the Fertile Crescent, humans started smelting copper. The Sumerians added tin to copper to make bronze. This made tools better once again, it was much more durable and harder than copper. Bronze was an essential advancement to humanity, which occurred around 3,300 B.C.
Communities and societies were born during the Bronze Age. Athens in Ancient Greece was one of the kingdoms that were prominent during this time. Towards the end of the Bronze Age, the Mycenaean era Greek Mainland also known as Hellladic, was known as the “Age Of Heroes”. During this time, mythological heroes such as Hercules, were made.
Babylonia was another kingdom that rose up out of the Bronze Age in 1900 B.C., this was located in present day Iraq. The King Hammurabi created one of the worlds first written legal codes. This was a major advancement in history, exhilarating.
Ancient Sumerians were the one’s to invent writing as we know today. They invented Cuneiform script in the beginning of the Bronze Age. This was a writing system in symbols and syllables using the Sumerian language. Sumerians were also the ones to make The Epic of Gilgamesh, which followed a Sumerian King’s journey on the search for Eternal Life. Sumerians introduced Pyramids to the world. They created large stepped pyramid temples called ziggurats.
There’s no way to know how exactly the Bronze Era ended. But, it was said to have a sudden collapse. This could have been due to economical factors, climate factors, or other unforeseen events.