Ask Mr. Donn
What were ancient Sumer homes like?
The rich lived in large homes, and the poor lived in small homes. But everyone had a home of their own. Most homes were clustered around the ziggurat (the temple). Most houses shared walls, like townhouses do today. People built their homes of sun-dried brick. The roofs were flat. People cooked and slept on their roofs, when weather permitted. Homes