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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Ana Veciana-Suarez: JoJo for president!

Dothan Eagle 20 Aug 2019
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Over 150 stolen artefacts recovered from Europe on display in Baghdad

Press TV 01 Aug 2019
"There is even a documentary film detailing this very important event ... Among the artefacts recovered are archaeological items dating back to at least 4,000 years ago and to the ancient Sumerian civilisation. (Source. Ruptly)  ....
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Iraq displays recovered artifacts looted in 2003 US invasion

Arab News 30 Jul 2019
... include archaeological and historical items, such as pottery fragments and shards with writing dating back at least 4,000 years to the ancient Sumerian civilization....
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Iraq exhibits smuggled artifacts returned from UK, Sweden

Kurdistan Media 30 Jul 2019
The artifacts were displayed at the Foreign Ministry in Baghdad. They were archaeological and historical items, such as pottery fragments and shards with writing dating back at least 4,000 years to the ancient Sumerian civilization, according to AP ... Editing by Nadia Riva ....
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Iraq displays stolen artifacts recovered from UK, Sweden

This is Money 29 Jul 2019
The artifacts on display Monday at the foreign ministry in Baghdad include archaeological and historical items, such as pottery fragments and shards with writing dating back at least 4,000 years to the ancient Sumerian civilization ... back to the ancient Sumerian civilization....
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Towering Pride: What the Story of the Tower of Babel Can Teach Us

Catholic Standard 29 Jul 2019
Other (i.e., non-biblical) ancient texts seem to confirm this. For example, there is a Sumerian tablet that tells the story of a time when all languages were one on the earth (see Samuel Noah Kramer, “The Babel of Tongues. A Sumerian Version,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 88, 108-111) ... In the ancient world naming was very significant....
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Poetic Symbology of the Heroine’s Journey: Artist Nancy Castille’s Stunning Homage to the Sumerian Proto-Feminist ...

Brainpickings 24 Jul 2019
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Nation’s Jewish educators convene in Portland in July

Oregon Jewish Life 23 Jul 2019
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Wings of freedom on July 4th

The Sault News 04 Jul 2019
Any day is a good day to show a little pride in your country ... The ancient Sumerians, the Romans, and Napoleon all borrowed the awe-inspiring eagle as a symbol of their own ... ....
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Ancient Palace From Mysterious Empire Discovered After Reservoir Evaporates in Drought

Newsweek 04 Jul 2019
Now, an international team of archaeologists has uncovered the ruins of an ancient palace on the banks of the Tigris in Iraq's Kurdistan region ... "In the second millennium B.C., murals were probably a typical feature of palaces in the Ancient Near East, but we rarely find them preserved....
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Drought Exposes 3,500-Year-Old Palace Belonging To The Mysterious Mittani Empire

IFL Science 03 Jul 2019
The grand reveal took place after a drought caused water in a reservoir checked by the Mosul Dam to retreat, exposing the remains of an ancient building ... Cuneiform is a system of writing that was first developed by the ancient Sumerian scribes of Mesopotamia some 5,000-6,000 years ago....
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Cheap & Easy Things To Do This Weekend

The Stranger 28 Jun 2019
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The Stranger 24 Jun 2019
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