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Eridu Excavations. Eridu is an ancient Sumerian city in what is now Tell Abu Shahrain, Iraq. It was long considered the earliest city in S Mesopotamia, and is still today argued to be the oldest city in the world. Located about 7.5-mi SW of Ur, Eridu was the southernmost of a conglomeration of cities that grew about temples. Eridu was founded ca 5400 BC, close to the Persian Gulf near the mouth of the Euphrates River

Eridu is an ancient Sumerian city in what is now Tell Abu Shahrain, Iraq.

Babylonian grammatical text stone tablet. Used in the research and assembly of a 21-volume dictionary of the language of ancient Mesopotamia and its Babylonian and Assyrian dialects. Unspoken for 2,000 years but preserved on clay tablets and in stone inscriptions deciphered over the last two centuries. Dictionary finally completed by scholars at the University of Chicago. #Mesopotamia #archaeology #writing

Ancient Assyrian Dictionary Completed by University of Chicago Scholars

BABYLONIAN GRAMMATICAL TEXT STONE (used in the research and assembly of a dictionary of the language of ancient Mesopotamia and its Babylonian and Assyrian dialects, both unspoken for years, preserved on clay tablets and in stone inscriptions)

Culture:	Sumerian  Place of origin: Near Eastern,	Iraq  Period:	Pre-Sargonic  Medium:	Copper  Source: penn.museum

Culture: Sumerian Place of origin: Near Eastern, Iraq Period: Pre-Sargonic Medium: Copper Source: penn.

Sumerian Faience Figure Of A STANDING Nobility

Sumerian Faience Figure Of A STANDING Nobility

Strainer for beer or wine. Passoire pour la bière ou le vin, 2600 av J.-C. Provenance : tombe de la reine dans le cimetière royal d'Ur. Découvert par Sir Charles Leonard Woolley

Strainer for beer or wine. Passoire pour la bière ou le vin, 2600 av J.-C. Provenance : tombe de la reine dans le cimetière royal d'Ur. Découvert par Sir Charles Leonard Woolley

MMOA--Standing male worshipper [central Mesopotamia] (40.156) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Standing male worshipper BCE) / Early Dynastic period II / Sumerian style / Excavated at Tell Asmar (ancient Eshnunna), central Mesopotamia / Alabaster (gypsum), shell, black limestone / Metropolitan Museum of Art

SUMERIAN RED STONE AMULET  Perhaps in the form of a canine, the eyes drilled, the back perforated for suspension.  Late Uruk-Jamdat Nasr Period, ca. 3300-2900 BC. - Iraq

SUMERIAN RED STONE AMULET Perhaps in the form of a canine, the eyes drilled, the back perforated for suspension. Late Uruk-Jamdat Nasr Period, ca. 3300-2900 BC. - Iraq

Sumerian stele of Ur Nammu - from ancient city of Ur, Mesapotamian culture

Sumerian stele of Ur Nammu, Ur is the oldest known existant law code surviving…

Enlil leads Ur-Namma and a worker to begin work on a new temple.

Images of Sumerian life Enlil leads Ur-Namma and a worker to begin construction of a new temple. Ur-Namma is shown wearing a shepherd's hat, the crown of a king.

Ancient Egypt: The beginning - Ancient Man and His First Civilizations

Ancient world history: Interwoven history of all the world's original civilizations in chronological context and in book format: Egypt

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