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Sumer – Wikipedia

Sumer – Wikipedia

The oldest known dictionaries are cuneiform tablets from the Akkadian empire, 2nd millennium BC. Louvre Museum, Paris pic.twitter.com/VHqPu55dVs

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The oldest known dictionaries are cuneiform tablets from the Akkadian empire, 2nd millennium BC. Louvre Museum, Paris pic.twitter.com/VHqPu55dVs

Oannes. God Fish. From Wikipedia: "Adapa as a fisherman was iconographically portrayed as a fish-man composite. . .Adapa was a mortal man from a godly lineage, a son of Ea (Enki in Sumerian), the god of wisdom and of the ancient city of Eridu, who brought the arts of civilization to that city."

Oannes. God Fish. From Wikipedia: "Adapa as a fisherman was iconographically portrayed as a fish-man composite. . .Adapa was a mortal man from a godly lineage, a son of Ea (Enki in Sumerian), the god of wisdom and of the ancient city of Eridu, who brought the arts of civilization to that city."

The Uruk Vase showing worshippers bringing provisions to the temple of Inanna.  [The vase was stolen from the Iraq Museum in 2003, but has since been returned and partially restored.]  Uruk ca. 3000 BC

The Uruk Vase showing worshippers bringing provisions to the temple of Inanna. [The vase was stolen from the Iraq Museum in 2003, but has since been returned and partially restored.] Uruk ca. 3000 BC

Four faced god ,Sumerian

Four faced god ,Sumerian

The Sumerian King List (The Weld-Blundell Prism) lists a succession of kings and cities from Sumer, which begins with mythical kings, like Gilgamesh, and then goes on to list historical leaders. It is considered a key document in the decipherment of cuneiform. - ca. 2000-1800 BCE (Old Babylonian). Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

The Sumerian King List (The Weld-Blundell Prism) lists a succession of kings and cities from Sumer, which begins with mythical kings, like Gilgamesh, and then goes on to list historical leaders. It is considered a key document in the decipherment of cuneiform. - ca. 2000-1800 BCE (Old Babylonian). Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Stele with the laws of Hammurabi (DETAIL), from Susa, Iran, Babylonian, ca. 1780 BCE. Basalt, 7'4" high.

Stele with the laws of Hammurabi (DETAIL), from Susa, Iran, Babylonian, ca. 1780 BCE. Basalt, 7'4" high.

Statuettes of priest-kingsfrom Uruk, c.3300BCE.  Louvre museum

Statuettes of priest-kingsfrom Uruk, c.3300BCE. Louvre museum

Berlin, Pergamonmuseum, Teil der Fassade des Inanna-Tempels des Kara-indasch aus Uruk (part of the front of Kara-indasch's Inanna Temple of Uruk)

Berlin, Pergamonmuseum, Teil der Fassade des Inanna-Tempels des Kara-indasch aus Uruk (part of the front of Kara-indasch's Inanna Temple of Uruk)

Babylonia – Wikipedia

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