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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Iraq declares March 6 'National Day of Tolerance' as Pope Francis tour continues

The National 07 Mar 2021
During an interfaith meeting at the Iraqi ancient city of Ur, Pope Francis called for unity on Saturday as he denounced the association of terrorism and religion ... Jassim Al Asadi, who represents Nature Iraq, an organisation dedicated to preserving Iraq's famed marshes, said the pope was given gifts representing the area's ancient Sumerian heritage....
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Pope shines the light of peace on Iraq

The Times/The Sunday Times 07 Mar 2021
On the windswept plains of southern Iraq in the ancient Sumerian city of Ur, thought to be the birthplace of the Prophet Abraham, Pope Francis ......
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Learning Ancient Greek Helps Dyslexia, Research Suggests

Ancient Origins 07 Mar 2021
Fascinatingly, some studies have found that learning the written language and alphabet of the Ancient Greeks can spur changes in brain development that help stave off the onset of dyslexia ... The Dalai Lama Wants More Ancient Texts Taught in India to Help Fill a Growing Spiritual and Emotional Void Sumerian Tablets....
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Pope to visit ancient city of Ur, ‘the cradle of civilization’

Al Jazeera 05 Mar 2021
It is the ancient Iraqi city of Ur – located in Dhi Qar province, 300km (200 miles) south of the capital Baghdad – and where Pope Francis plans to visit during his historic three-day trip to the country ... The Sumerians developed irrigation systems and grain cultivation, as well as invented cuneiform writing used in ancient Mesopotamia and Persia....
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Iraq deploys Special Forces to secure Pope's upcoming visit

Middle East Monitor 05 Mar 2021
The Pope's itinerary includes a visit to the ancient city of Ur, the Sumerian state's capital and the Prophet Abraham's birthplace....
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Friday, March 5, 2021: Epoch Crossword

The Epoch Times 05 Mar 2021
'Ancient Greek marketplaces', 'Deuce topper', 'Age ......
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Vatican mints medal for Pope Francis’s Iraq visit

Arab News 04 Mar 2021
ROME ... It features the map of Iraq, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, a palm tree and Abraham leaving Ur, the Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia where the prophet is believed to have been born ... This one will be the 33rd since Pope Francis was elected ... .......
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Book review: More rules for life

Taipei Times 03 Mar 2021
Peterson offers an invaluable reminder that we’re finite and inherently imperfect; that we can’t control everything, or even very much — and that every generation of humans since the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia has thought itself morally unimprovable....
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Beyond Order by Jordan Peterson review – more rules for life

The Observer 02 Mar 2021
Peterson offers an invaluable reminder that we’re finite and inherently imperfect; that we can’t control everything, or even very much – and that every generation of humans since the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia has thought itself morally unimprovable....
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The Pope of the Vatican will visit Iraq for the first time

The Eastern Herald 01 Mar 2021
And the ancient city of Ur was the capital of the Sumerian state in 2100 BC, and it is the birthplace of the Prophet Abraham Al Khalil in 2000 BC. The city also includes the ancient ziggurat (temples of the gods), and the temple of the goddess Inanna, the goddess of the moon, according to what was mentioned in the myths of Sumerian mythology....
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This Day in History (February 20)

Kayhan 19 Feb 2021
61 solar years ago, on this day in 1960 AD, British archaeologist Charles Leonard Woolley, whose excavation of the ancient Sumerian city of Ur in modern Iraq greatly advanced knowledge of Mesopotamian civilization, died ... including a cylindrical seal bearing her name in Sumerian....
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Parallel Twin Ziggurats: The Tower of Babel and Pyramid of Cholula

Ancient Origins 13 Feb 2021
offended deities, the multiplication of languages, a global deluge and vexing ancient structures ... Jones), but on the other hand, to instantly dismiss mythology as ancient fiction is equally flawed reasoning ... There are many, extremely ancient Sumerian myths that predate biblical narratives....

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