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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Skywatch: The lion has the hunter on the run

Pioneer Press 14 Apr 2024
Some of the earliest records of people making up constellation pictures come from ancient Sumerian culture in present-day Iraq ... The constellation Egyptians saw as the Sphinx was critical to them because, in ancient times, when the sun passed into the stars of the Sphinx, that was ......

The Incessant Love of Tai Ji Men’s Shifu and Shimu

Bitter Winter English 12 Apr 2024
Allow me now to share my interests in ancient civilizations ... Its verses were written by Sumerian king Shu-Sin, who reigned about 1973–1964 BCE, to his spouse ... It is then proper to dedicate the Sumerian love poem, the most ancient love poem of humanity not only in remembrance of the departed Shimu, but to celebrate the incessant love that brought Dr....

Does God have a future? | Faith Forum

Reno Gazette Journal 11 Apr 2024
What happened to the ancient Aztec, Babylonian, Celtic, Egyptian, Greek, Mayan, Norse, Roman and Sumerian gods and goddesses?. God seems to be becoming diverse. With indifference towards religion and its decline, some worry about God’s future. Many ask. Will God be relevant in the times to come? ... The Declaration of Independence states ... Proverbs 3.5....

'Ernie Hudson doesn't age': Fans gush over 78-year-old 'Ghostbusters' star

The Star - Shelby 29 Mar 2024
'Ghostbusters. Frozen Empire'. Bill Murray takes on the supernatural ... Frozen Empire." ... As Hudson, 78, travels the world promoting "Ghostbusters ... Another claimed, "Ernie Hudson doesn't age ... In the first film, Winston Zeddemore walks into the Ghostbusters firehouse off the street needing a job and soon finds himself battling an ancient Sumerian god....

Express View: Not even over a beer

Indian Express 28 Mar 2024
It’s not a coincidence that a nearly 4,000-year-old ode to Ninsaki — a goddess of brewing — in ancient Sumerian contains the oldest surviving recipe for beer. Like language and agriculture, the yeast-assisted intoxicant is a mark of civilisation, an acknowledgement that life is not merely about tasks — it is about taste as well ... Tags. beer ... .......

The Mysterious Lost Civilization of Harappan

Greek Reporter 28 Mar 2024
The Harappan civilization, the third oldest in the Ancient East, was located in the Indus River Valley and remains mysterious regarding its way of life and decline ... Moreover, it is likely that the people of the Harappan civilization spoke multiple languages, just as Sumerian and Akkadian coexisted in ancient Mesopotamia....

Easter Quiz: Why Are White Things So White?

The Daily Sceptic 28 Mar 2024
If writing really does equate to whiteness, though, then how come we are constantly being told the entire skill was actually invented thousands of years ago by clever people like the ancient Sumerians, a brown-skinned race from the Middle East? Perhaps, as they wrote everything ......