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Sumerian Archeology


Sumerian Archeology

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Transport of Lebanese cedar. Low-relief from the North wall of the main court, palace of Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq

Relief with lion hunt. Found in Uruk (Warka) Location: Iraq Museum, Baghdad, Iraq. Period/Style: Sumero-Akkadian

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Sumerian Electrum Tumbler in the University of Pennsylvania Museum

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Bust of a Sumerian Woman, 2500-2000 BCE, The Carnegie Museum of Art

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Excavations of Nippur Temple

The 3,000 year old Nimrud lens was discovered at the palace of Nimrud, in Iraq. Some experts believe the lens was part of an ancient telescope the Babylonians used, hence their advanced knowledge of astronomy.

Sumerian statue of Gudea. ca 2100 BC. The neck is restored. British Mus. - London

Sumer, terracotta head of Humbaba, demon, genie, and guardian of the cedar forests of Lebanon, period of the Amorite dynasties. In the Gilgamesh epic, Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu cut off the demon's head. 20th-16th BCE

Sumerian frieze with mother of pearl inlays and ivory C.2500BC

Sumerian stone statue of a woman C.2600BC - Ur.

British Museum - Highlight image

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Old Babylonian Terracotta Plaque: God with Sword smiting Enemy. Mesopotamia; 1800-1600 BC

Image 2. Sumerian Cylinder Seal imprint. Early Dynastic III, c. 2600-2334 BCE, in two registers with a double line divider. The upper register shows the forepart of a lion facing front, a hero in profile with upright hair, a goat head and a turtle, a bearded head, two inverted ibex heads, a sun, a scorpion and a goat head profile.

The Mesopotamian city of Ur, known as Tell al-Muqayyar, was an important Sumerian city state between about 2025-1738 BC. Located near the modern town of Nasiriya in far southern Iraq, on a abandoned channel of the Euphrates river,Ur covered about 60 acres, surrounding by a city wall. When Woolley excavated in the 1920s and 1930s, the city was a tell,a great artificial hill over seven meters high composed of centuries of building and rebuilding mud brick structures, one stacked on top of another.

Cylinder Seal | LACMA Collections,Mesopotamia, Agade period, about 2334-2154 B.C.Black serpentine.Height: 1 5/16 in. (3.2 cm); Diameter: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm).

Cylinder Seal | LACMA Collections

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Sumerian tablet - Lagash II Period, c. 2200-2100 BCE. Inscription on tablet= Obverse: 1. {d}nin-gir2-su 2. ur-sag kal-ga 3. {d}en-lil2-la2 4. lugal-a-ni 5. gu3-de2-a 6. ensi2 7. lagasz{ki}-ke4. Reverse: 1. bad3 gir2-su{ki}-ka-ni 2. ki-be2 mu-na-gi

CDLI-Archival View

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Sumerian terracotta figurine representing the mother-goddess C.3700BC Ur

Sumerian stele depiciting worshippers making offerings C2600BC Ur, hometown of the Patriarch Abraham

Eridu, Satellite Images Photos. Ziggurat mound, 2112-2095 B.C.

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Ur Mesopotamia

Cultural Change and the Confusion of Language in Ancient Sumer

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Image 2. Sumerian Cylinder Seal imprint. Early Dynastic III, c. 2600-2334 BCE, in two registers with a double line divider. The upper register shows the forepart of a lion facing front, a hero in profile with upright hair, a goat head and a turtle, a bearded head, two inverted ibex heads, a sun, a scorpion and a goat head profile.

Babylon. Ceramic Head, ca late 8th/early 7th c. BC.

Photo from the Uruk excavation in 1929/30 - Discovery of the statuette of a ‘high priest’ in a vessel. 3000-2000 BCE.

Cuneiform cylinder with inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II describing the rebuilding of the temple of the mother-deity Ninmah/Belet-ili at Babylon.

Bronze head of a king, most likely Sargon of Akkad but possibly Naram-Sin. Unearthed in Nineveh (now in Iraq), Akkadian period, c. 2300 BC. In the Iraqi Museum, Baghdad. Height 30.5 cm.Sargon of Akkad.

“Cylinder seal found at Uruk, biblical Erech. Large figure in the boat can be identified as a king from his garb. His hair and beard indicates he is Semitic-Akkadian, not Sumerian. What would an Akkadian king be doing riding in a boat loaded with crates and animals?”