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(Sumerian, "Tree of Life") The Enuma Elish has been compared to the Genesis creation narrative. Some writers trace the story of Esther to Babylonian roots.

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The face of Ur-Namma

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Nippur Map 1400 BCE. The oldest known map ever found. This ancient clay tablet is dated to the 14th-13th century BCE, and on it is inscribed a map of the countryside around the Mesopotamian city of Nippur, located in the middle of the southern Mesopotamia floodplain, near the modern city of Diwaniyah. The inscription on the tablet is in cuneiform.

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Collectible Antique Maps

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A cuneiform tablet from Nippur in Iraq dated to 2000 BC indicates the names of strings on the lyre and represents the earliest known example of music notation. Although these tablets were fragmentary, these tablets represent the earliest melodies found anywhere in the world.

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10 Earliest Known Musical Instruments

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"Sacred Tree" Detail from a Stone relief from the throne room of Ashurnasirpal II | Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq | Neo-Assyrian, 870–860 BC | Click on the image url to see the full image

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Sumerian cuneiform-inscribed baked clay coins C.2900BC The National Museum, Baghdad

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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.

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Main staircase of the Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq I Founded: Approximately 21st century BC

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Sumerian Terracotta Eye Idol, ca. 3500 BCE

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Gilgamesh & Enkidu Slaying Humbaba Basalt Relief. From Palace of King Kapara at Tell Halaf, Syria. 10th-9th centuries BCE.

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Relief with Two Heroes

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The Sumerians myths speak of aliens who traveled through space in 'boats' or 'craft of fire', descending from the stars and returning to the stars.

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