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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Bahrain Fort a blissful behemoth offering bountiful history and respite from city bustle

Stars and Stripes 30 Jun 2022
Just a short trip from the bustle of downtown Manama, Bahrain, an ancient seaside fortress offers visitors a chance to walk the same grounds as people from seven previous civilizations ... I visited the fort at sunset and found it a calming escape ... (J.P ... The Dilmun were an ancient civilization that the Sumerians spoke of as if they inhabited a paradise ... ....
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10 Shocking and Surprising Facts About the Sumerians

ListVerse 25 Jun 2022
... and enigmatic civilizations that mystifies us to this day is that of ancient Sumerians....
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Teeth from royal cattle herds of Ur shed light on ancient life - study

The Jerusalem Post 24 Jun 2022
A new study out of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) sheds new light on life in the city of Ur, an ancient Sumerian city located in modern-day southern Iraq ... enamel and compared the chemical reality to the written descriptions of ancient Mesopotamian agricultural life. ....
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Res Gestae Sargonis: Sargon The Great King Of Akkad

Ancient Origins 21 Jun 2022
Willem’s main areas of study regarding the ancient Middle East are the Sumerian, Akkadian and early Egyptian civilizations, with special focus on the Uruk and Akkadian Periods in Mesopotamian history as well as the Old Kingdom Period in Egyptian history ... Secrets and Enigmas of the Sumerians and Akkadians....
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What Happened to the Ancient Sumerian Stargate found by the U.S Military?

Bitchute 16 Jun 2022
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New discoveries in Iraq upend story of Mesopotamia

The National 14 Jun 2022
Rey, who is curator of Ancient Mesopotamia at the British Museum, was the lead archaeologist on the project ... Before, archeologists believed that once the ancient Sumerians learnt to irrigate their crops, they were able to move from subsistence farming to the social and religious hierarchy that the elaborate temples of Girsu attest to ... Ancient Iraq....
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King Harold’s death and the importance of technology

Asiatimes 14 Jun 2022
No one is entirely sure if the Battle of Hastings in October 1066 was fought at Hastings, but we know two things for sure ... Harold did not die at once, but he was in great pain and couldn’t move ... Image ... Photo ... The composite bow seems to have originated in the ancient Middle East ... Some attribute the technology to the Sumerians, others to the Canaanites....
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