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Code of Hammurabi: 1750 BC

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Derrick Grose's curator insight, September 9, 2013 8:41 PM

The Web Chronology Project provides an overview of the Code of Hammurabi and a link to a complete translation,

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Mesopotamia - Akkadian Civilization | Facebook

Mesopotamia - Akkadian Civilization | Facebook | memsopotamia | Scoop.it
Disc of Enheduanna, Sargon of Akkad daughter and the first known female poet in history and the high priestess of Ur Moon god temple. limestone, c. 2200...
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Giant Sarcophagus leads archaeologists to Tomb ...

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Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of Woseribre Senebkay (More details on and photos of the newly discovered royal tombs at Abydos: http://t.co/h8M1MfXBy4 #archaeology #Egyptology)...
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Unknown Pharaoh's Remains Identified in Egypt - History

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History Unknown Pharaoh's Remains Identified in Egypt History Archeologists excavating at the site of Abydos, an ancient city that stood some 300 miles south of where Cairo is today, have discovered the tomb of a previously unknown pharaoh, King...
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4,000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality

4,000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality | memsopotamia | Scoop.it
Clay plaques at The Israel Museum, made 1,500 years before the Kama Sutra, display graphically that Old Babylonian culture held an ‘exalted’ view of sex (Ancient Babylonians weren't shy about how they celebrated their pleasure.
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Cornell to return 10000 Iraqi tablets—but won't say why - Art Newspaper

Cornell to return 10000 Iraqi tablets—but won't say why - Art Newspaper | memsopotamia | Scoop.it
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Cornell to return 10000 Iraqi tablets—but won't say why
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Cornell University in Ithaca is preparing to return around 10,000 cuneiform tablets to the Republic of Iraq.
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Rare Cuneiform Script Found on Island of Malta

Rare Cuneiform Script Found on Island of Malta | memsopotamia | Scoop.it

Excavations among what many scholars consider to be the world's oldest monumental buildings on the island of Malta continue to unveil surprises and raise new questions about the significance of these megalithic structures and the people who built them. Not least is the latest find - a small but rare, crescent-moon shaped agate stone featuring a 13th-century B.C.E. cuneiform inscription, the likes of which would normally be found much farther east in Mesopotamia.

 

Led by palaeontology professor Alberto Cazzella of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", the archaeological team found the inscribed stone in the sancturary site of Tas-Silg, a megalithic temple built during the late Neolithic period, and which has been used for various religious and ceremonial purposes by the ancients from the third millennium BC to the Byzantine era. The inscription was translated as a dedication to the Mesopotamian moon god Sin, the father of Ninurta who, for centuries, was the main deity worshiped far to the east in the city of Nippur in Mesopotamia. Nippur was considered a holy city and a pilgrimage site with a scribal school that generated literary texts.


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Timeline Photos - Mesopotamian Civilization | Facebook

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Sargon The Great (Sargon The Great http://t.co/9F6tkfIsih)
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Franklin students learn cuneiform - The Advertiser News South

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Franklin students learn cuneiform
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FRANKLIN — After completing a unit on Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent, students in fifth grade classes at Franklin Borough School created cuneiform writing tablets.
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The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts

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30 January, 2013 - 21:31 johnblack Sumer, or the ‘land of civilized kings’, flourished in Mesopotamia, now modern-day Iraq, around 4500 BC. Sumerians created an advanced civilization with its own s...
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The Hunger Games, the Zombie Apocalypse, and the Meaning of Myths - Patheos (blog)

The Hunger Games, the Zombie Apocalypse, and the Meaning of Myths - Patheos (blog) | memsopotamia | Scoop.it
The Hunger Games, the Zombie Apocalypse, and the Meaning of Myths
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Lord God, Creator of All, caught thousands of Sumerian farmers and mathematicians somewhat off guard.
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