Sumer

Sumer (/ˈsmər/) was one of the ancient civilizations and historical regions in southern Mesopotamia, modern-day southern Iraq, during the Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze ages. Although the earliest specimens of writing in the region do not go back much further than c. 2500 BC, modern historians have suggested that Sumer was first permanently settled between c. 5500 and 4000 BC by a non-Semitic people who spoke the Sumerian language (pointing to the names of cities, rivers, basic occupations, etc., as evidence).

These conjectured, prehistoric people are now called "proto-Euphrateans" or "Ubaidians", and are theorized to have evolved from the Samarra culture of northern Mesopotamia (Assyria). The Ubaidians (though never mentioned by the Sumerians themselves) are assumed by modern-day scholars to have been the first civilizing force in Sumer, draining the marshes for agriculture, developing trade, and establishing industries, including weaving, leatherwork, metalwork, masonry, and pottery.

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THE ROONEY BIN: Dates can get a little fuzzy on pandemic time

The Florida Times Union 17 Sep 2021
  ... The earliest formulized calendars date to the Bronze Age in the ancient Near East. According to Wikipedia, the Sumerians created the first calendar ... Other ancient calendars are found in the Iron Age archaeological record, published regularly in The Near Eastern Times-Union. (Okay, I made that up.)  ...   ... Rotary feeds frontline workers ... W....
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Egyptians celebrate new Egyptian year on September 11

Egypt Today 12 Sep 2021
Some historians believe that the first authenticated and historically formulated calendars date back to the Bronze Age, based on the development of writing in the ancient Near East, while others consider the Sumerian calendar to be the oldest, followed by the Egyptian, Assyrian and Elamite calendars....
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Despite Hype, Former Skyrim Mod The Forgotten City Is Kind Of A Mess

Kotaku 09 Sep 2021
The first civilization to meet the gods—which are, in brilliant History Channel fashion, ancient aliens—were the Sumerians ... Eventually, the Sumerians faded into memory, and the silver coins that ferried them to the underworld were passed on to the Egyptians....
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Almost 100 Ancient Mesopotamian Artefacts Seized in Norway

Kayhan 04 Sep 2021
BAGHDAD (Al Jazeera) –. Police in Norway have seized nearly 100 Mesopotamian archaeological artefacts, reported missing by Iraqi authorities, from a collector ... Iraq, once home to Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians, is a prime location for smugglers of ancient artefacts ... .......
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Norway seizes 100 Iraqi archaeological objects

The New Arab 03 Sep 2021
Norwegian police said Friday they have seized nearly 100 Mesopotamian archaeological artefacts, claimed by Iraq, from a collector ... Iraq, once home to Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians, is a prime location for smugglers of ancient artefacts ... .......
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Astro Bob: Sagittarius — a pot of tea at twilight's end

The Jamestown Sun 02 Sep 2021
Sagittarius is an ancient constellation that originated with the Sumerian civilization in Mesopotamia, which flourished between about 4,500 and 1,800 B.C ... , English author and astronomy popularizer, it appears that the ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer Ptolemy got it wrong in his landmark astronomical treatise called the....
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Rice Beer Was Consumed in Sacred Rituals 9,000 Years Ago in China

Ancient Origins 02 Sep 2021
A team of researchers performing excavations at an ancient burial site in southcentral China have found proof that people were drinking rice beer there 9,000 years ago ... “This ancient beer though would not have been like the IPA [India pale ale] that we have today ... Sip Like a Sumerian....
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The Red Planet Travel Guide: What Being on Mars is Really Like

Interesting Engineering 30 Aug 2021
The month of July 2021 was a historic one, with two groups of civilians taking off toward space ... Mars Source. ... Sign me up! ... The surface of the Northern Hemisphere of Mars is primarily flat, while the surface of the Southern Hemisphere is pitted and cratered by ancient impacts ... Mars was well known to the ancient Sumerian and Egyptian astronomers....
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THE ANNUNAKI ANCIENTS SUMERIAN GODS OF EDEN BLOOD RITUAL SACRIFICE GODS

Bitchute 29 Aug 2021
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Graft, poor security feed the theft of Iraq’s precious antiquities

The Arab Weekly 23 Aug 2021
For some ancient artefacts, it can be hard to prove that it was not in fact stolen from lands where the Sumerian empire stood in the fourth millennium BC ... Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians all trod on the ancient land that is now Iraq and this makes it a land of choice for smugglers ... The lack of resources to protect Iraq’s ancient sites is dire....
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Graft feeds illicit trade in Iraq’s past

Taipei Times 23 Aug 2021
Do you want to buy a more than 5,000-year-old Sumerian tablet, listed as the property of a gentleman from Sussex in England and passed down as a family heirloom? ... Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians all trod on the ancient land that is now Iraq, and that makes it a land of choice for smugglers....
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Graft and security issues feed the trade in Iraq's past

Phys Dot Org 23 Aug 2021
Do you want to buy a more than 5,000-year-old Sumerian tablet, listed as the property of a gentleman from Sussex in England and passed down as a family heirloom? ... Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians all trod on the ancient land that is now Iraq, and that makes it a land of choice for smugglers....
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Fikos: Painter of the Largest Mural in Greek and Byzantine Art History

Greek City Times 22 Aug 2021
Since then, I have been studying incessantly; ancient Greek literature and philosophy, global history, ancient civilisations and cultures, religions and their sacred books ... Having as a starting point the Byzantine painting, I have already studied a lot the ancient Greek, Hellenistic, Egyptian and Sumerian art....
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