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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Save money with OTC Voltaren Gel

The Lawton Constitution 18 Nov 2020
Q. My primary care doctor prescribed Voltaren Gel last year when he diagnosed me with arthritis in my thumb. I was having trouble sleeping at night because it was throbbing so badly ... The relief lasts for hours. I usually apply it only at night ... A ... AA, P.O ... Q ... A ... Q ... How old? Some medical historians trace its origins back to 3000 BC and the ancient Sumerians ... ....
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OKIE IN EXILE — Against the Grain

The Morning Sun 16 Nov 2020
... — was from Ur of the Chaldeans, which was an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia....
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People's Pharmacy: Save money with OTC Voltaren Gel

The Crescent News 10 Nov 2020
Q. My primary care doctor prescribed Voltaren Gel last year when he diagnosed me with arthritis in my thumb. I was having trouble sleeping at night because it was throbbing so badly. I can’t take oral NSAIDS, but I’m super pleased with how this gel works ... A ... Q ... How old? Some medical historians trace its origins back to 3000 BC and the ancient Sumerians ... ....
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The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes Gets Official Teaser Trailer

Game Rant 09 Nov 2020
The squad gets ambushed, with the resulting conflict opening up a series of sinkholes in the desert that plunge the warring parties into the ruins of a buried Sumerian temple. As expected from a Supermassive game,�they�won't be alone�in this newfound underworld.�Several "ancient ......
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Britain to return looted Iraq artefact

Middle East Monitor 28 Oct 2020
Britain is to return a 4,000-year-old Sumerian ... Experts from the British Museum, however, alerted the Metropolitan Police that it was actually an ancient relic from a Sumerian temple....
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Britain to return 5,000 stolen Iraqi artefacts

The National 23 Oct 2020
Britain is to return 5,000 looted ancient artefacts to Iraq by next year, it was announced Friday, as Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi visited London ... It was taken from an ancient Sumerian temple and depicts a seated male figure ... UK to return stolen ancient sculpture to Iraq....
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Can a moon base be safe for astronauts?

Deccan Herald 22 Oct 2020
We got lucky in 1972 ... Maybe we know too much ... Ryan Watkins, a physicist at the Planetary Science Institute, imagines people living inside lava tubes, which are hollow deposits left behind by ancient magma flows ... This work raises the distinct possibility that future moon residents could produce building material the ancient Sumerian way ... Astronauts ... .......
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Crumbs! A history of biscuits in 15 fantastic facts – from flatulence cure to phenomenal fuel

The Observer 18 Oct 2020
Britain’s favourite snack began life in the ancient world when slices of bread were dried to store them ... The ancient Sumerians dried slices of barley bread into hard, dry rusks to store the malted barley they needed for brewing ... ....
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These kids' cooking lessons make delicious sense of math, science and history

Messenger-Inquirer 18 Oct 2020
Try writing a letter to an ancient Sumerian “pen pal,” telling them some of the ways your life is different from theirs, and some of the ways it’s the same ... • If an ancient Sumerian could time travel to today, what do you think they’d find most surprising? ... The ancient Sumerians ......
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Money, Gods, and Taboos: Re-sacralizing the Commons

Resilience 07 Oct 2020
It was in those ancient times that the Gods taught humans the arts and the skills that the ancient Sumerians called “me,” a bewildering variety of concepts, from “music” to “rejoicing of the heart.” Or, in a more recent lore, how Prometheus defied the gods by stealing fire and gave it to humankind....
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Main entrance of the British Museum, London
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Britain to return looted 4 000-year-old plaque to Iraq

Mail Guardian South Africa 03 Oct 2020
Despite the online listing describing it as “a Western Asiatic Akkadian tablet”, the experts determined the limestone wall plaque came from an ancient Sumerian temple dating to about 2400BCE ... looted ancient artefacts from Iraq and Afghanistan that had been seized in Britain....
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Discover the Malwiya Minaret of Samarra, Iraq

Middle East Monitor 03 Oct 2020
Historically known as Mesopotamia, the region was called the cradle of civilisation for a reason as it was the home of numerous empires and civilisations since the sixth millennium BC; from the Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian civilisations, to a great many Muslim empires and caliphates....
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Britain to return stolen artefact to Iraq

Middle East Monitor 29 Sep 2020
Britain is to hand back an ancient Sumerian plaque to Iraq after it was looted and smuggled out of the country and offered for auction ... However, museum experts established that it was ancient Sumerian in origin and ......
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