Ask Mr. Donn
What was life like for Sumerian slaves?
Probably pretty good. Slaves were considered property and were well fed so they could work. When the Sumerians conquered another town, they brought prisoners back with them to act as slaves. Slaves worked for the king, the temple and the wealthy. Slaves were bought and sold. Records have been found recording the amount paid for a slave. Typically, a slave bought at auction cost less than a donkey but more than a cow. Slaves