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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Babylon’s Temple of Ninmakh, the Mesopotamian Goddess of Humankind

Ancient Origins 02 Mar 2024
The worship of Ninmakh, also called Ninmah, Nintur and Belet-ili in Mesopotamian literature, dates to at least the third millennium BC when she held a prominent role as a Sumerian fertility deity. Found within ancient epics such as the Akkadian Atrahasis and the Sumerian Enki and Ninmah, which recount her role in the creation of humanity....

Lima native and author to appear on History Channel

Lima Ohio 01 Mar 2024
Heather Lynn is an archaeologist and historian who will appear on “Ancient Aliens” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1 ... She attended St ... Gerard ... The press release also states Lynn studies ancient mysteries ... Throughout the episode, Lynn will discuss the Sumerian civilization ... The series “Ancient Aliens” is an Emmy award-winning series ... ....

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The Huntsville Item 27 Feb 2024
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Spray-proof Abu Dhabi houseflies show nature is fighting back against pest control

The National 23 Feb 2024
Humans have been seeking to control and limit the spread of creatures they regard as pests for thousands of years. Ancient Sumerians – in what is now Iraq – were recorded as having used substances containing sulphur to eliminate insects in 2500 BCE. Similar actions continue today, of course, and on a large scale ... It is a familiar story in evolution....

Oldest Recipe Found in Egypt is Written in Greek

Greek Reporter 19 Feb 2024
The ancient Egyptians consumed lentils since prehistoric times or since around 4000 BC ... Recipe for Ancient Egyptian Lentil Puree ... The oldest written recipe that has been discovered to date is a recipe for beer, found on a Sumerian clay tablet dating back to around 1800 BC ... Ancient Greece VS Egypt....

When Did Ancient Egyptians Start Using Hieroglyphs?

Greek Reporter 13 Feb 2024
Ancient Egypt’s contact with another ancient society, that of Sumerian Mesopotamia, may have been the origin of writing in the modern-day African country. Some experts believe that ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs came into existence not long after Sumerian script and thus were likely invented under the influence of the latter....