Shinar also known as Sumer is an area that many parts of early Genesis took part in. It is located in the fertile crescent and also part of Mesopotamia. The Sumerians were led by Nimrod who was in charge of the world due to the fact that everyone lived in Sumeria. Nimrod was also in charge of having the Tower of Babel built. After the dispersion of mankind across the earth Nimrod may or may not have still been in charge of the Sumerians. The Sumerians achieved many accomplishments including, hot water, flushing toilets, indoor plumbing, writing and the wheel.
Even though they had many things we had today it was not as good or efficient as our stuff today. The Sumerians built cities for their gods and in each city was a Ziggurat built to honor the god the city was built for. Not only were Ziggurats a place of worship they were also a place of, business meetings, farming, trading and other events. Sumeria was eventually conquered by the Akkadians.