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Explore Mesopotamia: Old Excavations and New Tricks - Rediscovering the Royal Cemetery of Ur | Royal Ontario Museum

Explore Mesopotamia: Old Excavations and New Tricks - Rediscovering the Royal Cemetery of Ur | Royal Ontario Museum | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
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Mesopotamia

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Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning 'between two rivers’) was an ancient region in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian(...) (Mesopotamia -- Ancient History Encyclopedia

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Kasey Saeturn's curator insight, November 16, 2013 2:03 AM

These sites are so amazing to find new information. This ancient encyclopedia is really helpful. 

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Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History. Life in Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History. Life in Mesopotamia | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Teachers and students are invited to examine artifacts from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and use the teacher-developed questions to drive individual research or classroom discussions.

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Yangchen Lhamo's curator insight, January 23, 2014 12:01 AM

It's funny how knowing there are still mudbrick houses in poor cities of India, where in here, the Jormo House Models were dated way thousands years ago.  

Sheena Dhillon's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:51 PM

Ancient Mesopotamia is thought to be the beginning of civilization. This is thought to be the case due to the fact that they are the ones who created and developed many items in which we use today and are still present in our lives such as language and even government. This website gives a brief synopsis of it. 

Andrea Arminguay's curator insight, January 24, 2014 11:50 PM

this articles and sections were interesting as they explain more in detail the history of the mesopotamia culture such as the role of women, literature, etc.

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The first love poem is Sumerian

The first love poem is Sumerian | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Love has been celebrated in song, dance and literature since humans set foot on Earth, but because nothing was put in writing for a while, the world's oldest love poem only dates back to 2025 BC. T...
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Yangchen Lhamo's curator insight, January 23, 2014 12:47 AM

wow, first love peom is Sumerian, which is dated way back in 2025 B.C.

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Prehistoric Code Found In Clay Balls From Mesopotamia May ...

Prehistoric Code Found In Clay Balls From Mesopotamia May ... | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
FROM Click link below picture . Researchers studying clay balls from Mesopotamia have discovered clues to a lost code that was used for record-keeping about 200 years before writing was invented. The clay balls may ...
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Ancient Mesopotamia had genetic links to the Indian sub-continent ...

Ancient Mesopotamia had genetic links to the Indian sub-continent ... | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Genetic studies show linkages between Mesopotamia and the Indian sub-continent suggesting that these genetic markers were due to movement from India to Mesopotamia in the paleolithic.
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Naturalistic Traditions: Was archaic Greece naturalistic? - Patheos (blog)

Naturalistic Traditions: Was archaic Greece naturalistic? - Patheos (blog) | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
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Finally, archaic civilizations, exemplified by Egypt and Mesopotamia but including cultures as far flung as Polynesia and Mesoamerica, nourished the soil.
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Naturalistic Traditions: Were archaic Egypt and Mesopotamia ...

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Could there have been strands of naturalism running through archaic civilizations such as Egypt and Mesopotamia? As in the cases of hunter-gatherers and early agricultural peoples, tempting evidence suggests it is possible, ...
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Bahrain history slowly rises from sands

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More than 4,000 years ago, Dilmun merchants traveled from Mesopotamia to the Indus River, titans of trade and culture before rise of the empires of the Persians or the Ottomans

Over a millennia, the civilization that Dilmun created on the back of trading in pearls, copper and dates as far as South Asia faded into the encroaching sands. It wasn't until an excavation by Danish archaeologists in the 1950s that its past was rediscovered.

Now, with Bahrain in a deepening political crisis between its Sunni rulers and majority Shiite population, the connection to ancient Dilmun is one of the few unifying symbols on the island. It also is a rare and vivid look at pre-Islamic life in a region with few sites celebrating cultures before the time of the Prophet Muhammad.


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Ryley Caron's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:17 PM

This is amazing how these buildings are still standing, or what is left of them at least. They are so beautiful, but it is weird to see how much buildings have changed. In one of the pictures, you can the modern day buildings in the background of the ancient buildings.

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

Never have I heard in history of these Dilmun merchants. They sound like big travelers because who could know the distance from Mesopotamia and the Indus River and knowing that back then there were no cars the distance and time from could be months or even years of travel which is crazy because we get around so easily nowadays and even walking from close distances can be problematic to people of today.

abigail's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:32 PM

mesopotamia forms one part of all the ancient trading that has formed the negociations that all countries have till todays date. 

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Very Well Aged: Archaeologists Say Ancient Wine Cellar Found - Wall Street Journal

Very Well Aged: Archaeologists Say Ancient Wine Cellar Found - Wall Street Journal | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
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Historians know little about the rulers of Kabri, a town that dates back to 1700 B.C.
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Ancient City Discovered Beneath Biblical-Era Ruins in Israel - LiveScience.com

Ancient City Discovered Beneath Biblical-Era Ruins in Israel - LiveScience.com | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
LiveScience.com Ancient City Discovered Beneath Biblical-Era Ruins in Israel LiveScience.com The ancient city of Gezer has been an important site since the Bronze Age, because it sat along the Way of the Sea, or the Via Maris, an ancient trade...
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Hear The Epic of Gilgamesh Read in the Original Akkadian and Enjoy the Sounds of Mesopotamia

Hear The Epic of Gilgamesh Read in the Original Akkadian and Enjoy the Sounds of Mesopotamia | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
This clip gives you a taste of what Gilgamesh, one of the earliest known works of literature, sounds like in its mother tongue, Akkadian.

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Hidden secret of Gezer: A pre-Solomonic city beneath the ruins - Haaretz

Hidden secret of Gezer: A pre-Solomonic city beneath the ruins - Haaretz | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Hidden secret of Gezer: A pre-Solomonic city beneath the ruins Haaretz The scarab and other artifacts were found this summer at a level dating from the Late Bronze Age (14th century BCE) in ancient Gezer, a major Canaanite city located along the...
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ROM Mesopotamia Exhibit | Digital Storytelling

ROM Mesopotamia Exhibit | Digital Storytelling | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
We went on a field trip to the ROM to check out the Mesopotamia exhibit and at first I thought to myself, "how this could possibly relate to digital storytelling or even media in general", but I was surprised to find that it not only ...
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For Service, Slavery, and Sex : Tattooing in Ancient Egypt and ...

For Service, Slavery, and Sex : Tattooing in Ancient Egypt and ... | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Within Ancient Mesopotamian cultures, the concept of “dedicating” human beings to the cult of a God arose from institutionalized slavery. Slavery was something which, as the late Jeremy Black notes, was “taken for granted.
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Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World | Royal Ontario Museum

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Explore Mesopotamia: Lions, Temples and Tablets on the Plain of ...

Striding Lion Relief, copyright ROM, 937.14.14, Explore Mesopotamia: Lions, Temples and Tablets on the Plain of Antioch. Date: September 12, 2013. Event Time(s): 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Website: ...
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