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  • Judaic And Greek Cultures The Sumerians
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    Man to God Relationship Sumerian, Judaic, and Greek Cultures The Sumerians emerged approximately 3000 to 2500 B.C. in a region known as the "Fertile Crescent" located between the Euphrates and Tigris River and were considered by most historians to be the world's first civilization. During this period of time, a form of writing was established known as cuneiform. It was from this form of writing that we discovered a great epic known as Gilgamesh and became enlightened about the Man to God relatio...
  • Stone Statues Of Gudea
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    Discovery of Statues in Lagash Lagash was one of the oldest cities in Sumer and Babylonia. Today it is represented by a long line of ruin mounds, which are rather low, now known as Tell oal-Hib a in Iraq. Located northwest of the junction of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, and east of the ancient city of Uruk, it is positioned on the dry bed of an ancient canal, approximately 10 miles north of the modern town of Shara. #The ruins of Lagash were discovered in 1877 by Ernest de Sarzec, a Frenchma...
  • Egyptian Culture People
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    The differences between the cultures view of the afterlife effect their society's art, sculpture and architecture. It also reflects the culture's environment. This can be seen in Gilgamesh, Anpu & Bata, Hatshepsut goes to punt, a dialogue / Dispute with the soul. In Gilgamesh the main protagonist had to go through many trials and tribulations to be able to achieve perfect hero, which meant he had to encompass his people good moral traits and in the process go through many changes and rebirths in...
  • Sumerians About Many Different Farming Methods
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    While researching Sumerian culture I learned many interesting things that I was not aware of before. Many little known facts about Sumer will change the way that people feel about other ancient societies. Many advances that are not attributed to Sumeria, often were pioneered by this advanced culture long before others. Most people don't even know much about the origan of the Sumerian culture. The people who originally lived in Sumer in 4000 BC were not really Sumerians. Sumer original inhabitant...
  • Sumerians Of Mesopotamia
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    Cradled by the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers in what is today Iraq, the Sumerians of Mesopotamia established the earliest known society in which people could read and write. Although the Sumerian's gift of writing made possible the recording of history, Sumer itself was lost until a century ago, when the translation of cunieform tablets revealed a civilization and a language quite unlike the Semitic tongues of the Babylonians and Assyrians. The Sumerians came from the east or from the mountains of...
  • First Known Inhabitants Of Mesopotamia
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    The region known as Mesopotamia is known to all as the birth place of civilization. Mesopotamia has an overwhelmingly rich history. It is contributed to by many religions and ethnic groups. Because of the strong religious influence in the area, there are many myths and legends about monuments and locations. Mesopotamia was established in an area known as the Fertile Crescent. At this point in history, people settled wherever there was an exceeding amount of natural resources. The crescent was an...
  • Cahill's Book
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    In his novel, The Gifts of the Jews, Thomas Cahill attempts to explain the differences between Sumerian beliefs, and the early Semitic beliefs. In order to do this, Cahill goes back to Sumerian mythology and compares it to the early Jewish Bible. Throughout the first three chapters, Cahill brings forth a list of amazing and astonishing similarities between the two. For example, in his book, Cahill describes an ancient Sumerian myth: "Ut-napishtim and his wife, who have become "as gods" in the ga...

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