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DAVID H. PETRAEUS: Iraq looks worse today than it did in 2006 - SunHerald.com

DAVID H. PETRAEUS: Iraq looks worse today than it did in 2006 - SunHerald.com | mesopotamia | Scoop.it
DAVID H. PETRAEUS: Iraq looks worse today than it did in 2006
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The civil war next door in Syria has complicated matters greatly, aiding the jihadists on both sides of the border and bringing greater Iranian involvement in Mesopotamia.
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Why debt and money created 'out of thin air' are necessary, not evil - PBS

Why debt and money created 'out of thin air' are necessary, not evil - PBS | mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Why debt and money created 'out of thin air' are necessary, not evil
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What else is new? This has been happening throughout the entire course of financial transactions. Here's the translation of a message on a clay tablet, in cuneiform, from A.
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World's 'first data storage system' discovered - Times of India

World's 'first data storage system' discovered - Times of India | mesopotamia | Scoop.it
World's 'first data storage system' discovered
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Scientists have discovered the world's "very first data storage system" - 5,500-year-old clay balls unearthed in Iran that were used for record-keeping in Mesopotamia.
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Ancient Mesopotamia: The Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians (People of the Ancient World): Virginia Schomp: 9780531118184: Amazon.com: Books

Ancient Mesopotamia: The Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians (People of the Ancient World) [Virginia Schomp] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Who were the people of the ancient world?
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Series helps to explain art exhibit - Statesman Journal

Series helps to explain art exhibit - Statesman Journal | mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Series helps to explain art exhibit
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Sumerian proverbs and fables, which include animals such as this limestone statuette of a monkey from the first half of the third millennium BCE will be the topic during the Nov.
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Cave explorers find ancient slave world beneath Roman Emperor's villa - The Province

Cave explorers find ancient slave world beneath Roman Emperor's villa - The Province | mesopotamia | Scoop.it
The Province Cave explorers find ancient slave world beneath Roman Emperor's villa The Province When not in Tivoli, Hadrian restlessly prowled the limits of his empire — withdrawing the Roman army from Mesopotamia; renaming Jerusalem Aelia;...
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NewCa.com: 2013 ROM. Mesopotamia

Rare opportunity at the ROM to see first-hand 170 exceptional artifacts of Sumer, Assyria and Babylon from the British Museum, plus many more, all gathered u...
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New date for origin of ancient Egypt

New date for origin of ancient Egypt | mesopotamia | Scoop.it
A new timeline for the formation of ancient Egypt is established by scientists.
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Cornell to return 10000 ancient tablets to Iraq - Los Angeles Times

Cornell to return 10000 ancient tablets to Iraq - Los Angeles Times | mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Cornell to return 10000 ancient tablets to Iraq
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The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium BC and offer scholars an unmatched record of daily life in ancient Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization.
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Sean P Burns's curator insight, January 31, 2014 6:12 PM

10,000 inscribed clay blocks from Cornell University are being returned to Iraq. The return was requested by the Iraqi government in 2012. The clay blocks date back from the 4th millenium and offer a great extent of daily life from the ancient Mesopotamia era.

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Obama Plans to Return Looted Jewish Artifacts to Iraq - Arutz Sheva

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Obama Plans to Return Looted Jewish Artifacts to Iraq
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How did the Jewish Iraqi community — which dates to 721 B.C.E.
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World's only surviving Bronze Age metropolis in Pakistan faces ruin - Telegraph.co.uk

World's only surviving Bronze Age metropolis in Pakistan faces ruin - Telegraph.co.uk | mesopotamia | Scoop.it
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Its estimated 40,000 inhabitants were contemporaries of Bronze Age civilisations in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Yellow River settlements of China.
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Discover Gezer, Israel's lost city - The Times of Israel

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Discover Gezer, Israel's lost city
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There were strong commercial connections between Gezer and Egypt and pictures of the ancient city have been found in both Egypt and Mesopotamia (Iraq).
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Mesopotamia Weekend | Royal Ontario Museum

Mesopotamia Weekend | Royal Ontario Museum | mesopotamia | Scoop.it
The ROM is an indispensable resource for building community by nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder. The ROM invites visitors to explore and enjoy extraordinary experiences of science and civilization.
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Archaeologists Reveal Evidence of Two Major Destructions at Biblical Site - Popular Archaeology

Archaeologists Reveal Evidence of Two Major Destructions at Biblical Site - Popular Archaeology | mesopotamia | Scoop.it
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Historically, Gezer was a major city located along the strategic coastal highway between Egypt and Mesopotamia.
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Is Syria War Additional Spark To Alevi Protests in Turkey? - Al-Monitor

Is Syria War Additional Spark To Alevi Protests in Turkey? - Al-Monitor | mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Is Syria War Additional Spark To Alevi Protests in Turkey?
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Cengiz Candar is a contributing writer for Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse.
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Nabu, Nebo

Nabu, Nebo | mesopotamia | Scoop.it

Nabu is the Mesopotamian (Sumerian and Babylonian; Assyrian, Akkadian) god of wisdom.

 

He is the son of Marduk and Sarpanitu.

 

He invented the art of writing and recorded all knowledge on clay tablets.

 

His ship was known as Iddahedu.

 

Originally, Nabu was a West Semitic deity introduced by the Amorites into Mesopotamia, probably at the same time as Marduk shortly after 2000 BC.

 

While Marduk became Babylon's main deity, Nabu resided in nearby Borsippa in his temple E-zida.

 

He was first called the "scribe and minister of Marduk", later assimilated as Marduk's beloved son from Sarpanitum.

 

During the Babylonian New Year Festival, the cult statue of Nabu was transported from Borsippa to Babylon in order to commune with his father Marduk...

 

In late Babylonian astrology, Nabu was connected with the planet Mercury.

 

As the god of wisdom and writing, he was equated by the Greeks to either Apollo or Hermes, the latter identified by the Romans with their own god Mercury.

 

Nabu is mentioned in the Nevi'im of the Tanakh as Nebo in Isaiah 46:1

 

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Kasey Saeturn's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:05 PM

I've always been interested in things like gods and to see that even back in ancient Mesopotamia there were gods that were being worshipped and even later on in history there were other eras that continued on worshipping this god as well.