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Sumerian Archeology

Sumerian Archeology

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Seal of Ibni-Sharrum, the scribe of King Sharkali-sharri son of Naram-Sin - 2250 BC

Sumer: The original Black civilization of Iraq

Estela sumeria

Chineses de Olhos Azuis

Detail of an Assyrian relief from Nimrud, Iraq, showing horses and horsemen of the royal chariot, 725 BCE. Photograph: Steven Vidler / Eurasia Press

The flood listed in history

Ur-Nammu enthroned in Ur . Terah moves to Ur to liaison with royal court – Watering Plant... Terah father of Abram (Abraham) Genesis 11:31

The Entrance to the Great Temple at Baalbek, photographed in 1900.

Large Sumerian Serpentine Bull Amulet Seal. This and other rare ancient art on

Plaque fragment with a cow and suckling calf Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian Medium: Ivory

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

Relief with lion hunt. Found in Uruk (Warka)... |

Sumerian Electrum Tumbler in the University of Pennsylvania Museum

Flickriver: ElissaSCA's photos tagged with mesopotamia

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

OMG that Artifact!

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

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

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

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

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