SUMERIAN ART: Ziggurat of King Urnammu c. 2500 B.C. Taller and more tower like ziggurats - has 3 levels. Sun-baked bricks glazed with different colors. Temple located on top of the city. All activities take place on varying levels (law, trading, economics). Reflect widespread belief that mountaintops are the dwelling places of gods. Felt they could provide a residence for a deity by creating their own artificial mountains. LOCATION: UR, IRAQ
The Anunnaki - "Those who from heaven came" - are a group of deities in ancient Mesopotamian cultures. The Anunnaki appear in the Babylonian creation myth, Enuma Elish. In the late version magnifying Marduk, after the creation of mankind, Marduk divides the Anunnaki and assigns them to their proper stations, three hundred in heaven, three hundred on the earth.
GOD SHAMASH The Sun God Shamash rising between Mashu's Twin Peaks.To the Sumerians, Mashu was a sacred mountain. Its name means "twin" in Akkadian, and thus was it portrayed on Babylonian cylinder seals - a twin-peaked mountain, described by poets as both the seat of the gods, and the under-world. The painting is borrowed from a cylinder seal. Background is decorated with cuneiform writing.
Mesopotamian lama deity, a bull with a human head, kind, protective spirits associated with the great sun god Shamash. In one inscription, an Assyrian king called upon lama deities to "turn back an evil person, guard the steps, and secure the path of the king who fashioned them." 2100-2000 BCE Serpentine, a smooth green stone the color of life-giving water in a desert area. The hollowed-out shapes on the body originally were inlaid with pearly shell or lapis lazuli. MFAH
Artifact Profile: the Guennol Lioness
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smartbitchesdontlie: “ The Lamassu: A protective deity from Mesopotamian culture, the human headed, winged lion-esque creature guarded palace gates and was adopted as a royal kingly symbol by the...
This is the first form of writing in Mesopotamia. Over 5,000 years ago,people living in Mesopotamia developed a form of writing to record and communicate different types of information.
Babylonian Stone With Cuneiform Writing Stock Image - Image of aged, archaic: 14169937
Photo about Babylonian stone with cuneiform writing and religious images isolated on white with clipping path. Image of aged, archaic, communication - 14169937
Top 10 Lost Cities - Listverse
Humans seem to have a need to imagine the past as grander than the present and that the ancients had some knowledge we have lost. This has been compounded by archaeological discoveries of important cities no one had known existed. It seems absurd to us, who have the internet to remind us of every fact, that anything so large as a city could be lost. But cities have always fallen into disuse for a variety of reasons and without a resident population have been lost to history for centuries…