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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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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. 

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Lucero Trejo Guerrero's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:01 PM

The University of Chicago has posted a website that helps students discover about the life in Mesoptamia. The website talks about what the  Mesoptamiams created for us, which is why today,  we have agriculture, language, cities, religion, and government.

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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.  

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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Mesopotamia : Secrets of the Forgotten Empire of Mesopotamia (Full Documentary) - YouTube

Mesopotamia : Secrets of the Forgotten Empire of Mesopotamia (Full Documentary) . 2013 This documentary and the rest of the documentaries presented relate to...
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I found this documentary to be extremely engaging and informing in telling me more information about the Mesopotamian Empire and what occurred there and was found there in the ancient times and since. 

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US troops saved art as the 'Monuments Men' of Iraq - Military Times

US troops saved art as the 'Monuments Men' of Iraq
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Known as the “Mona Lisa of Mesopotamia,” this priceless 5,200-year-old sculpture is the earliest known representation of the female face.
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The art piece called Mona Lisa of Mesopotamia is a priceless piece of art that ages back to about 5,200 years ago. It is known to be the earliest known art piece of the female face. 

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Understanding the diseases of Mesopotamians

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After decades of intensive research into Mesopotamia, scientists still know relatively little about the diseases that plagued the inhabitants of some of the most famous kingdoms of the ancient worl...
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While there were many diseases floating around during the ancient populations, it is said to be known that the Mesopotamian people were generally quite healthy.

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The tablet that altered the story of Noah's Ark - Jewish Chronicle

The tablet that altered the story of Noah's Ark - Jewish Chronicle | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Jewish Chronicle The tablet that altered the story of Noah's Ark Jewish Chronicle But it is a story that does not hold water with Dr Irving Finkel, the British Museum curator in charge of cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay from ancient...
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Ukraine crisis: Deadly snipers extinguish lives of Kiev's protesters - Telegraph

Ukraine crisis: Deadly snipers extinguish lives of Kiev's protesters - Telegraph | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Dispatch: 'Professional' snipers target the protesters of Independence Square (Each nightfall, Ukrainian Maidan sets new record for bloodshed: http://t.co/KXCQQ4TYFj)...
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Ishtar Gate: Grand Entrance to Babylon - LiveScience.com

Ishtar Gate: Grand Entrance to Babylon - LiveScience.com | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Ishtar Gate: Grand Entrance to Babylon LiveScience.com The Ishtar Gate, named after a Mesopotamian goddess of love and war, was one of eight gateways that provided entry to the inner city of Babylon during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II (reign...
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The Gate that provided access to the city of Babylon is called the Ishtar Gate. The Ishtar Gate is said to be named after the goddess of love and war. It was one of eight entry gateways into the city of Babylon. 

 

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Plea to family in bid to tidy Bacup hero's grave - Lancashire Telegraph

Plea to family in bid to tidy Bacup hero's grave - Lancashire Telegraph | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
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Plea to family in bid to tidy Bacup hero's grave
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Within days of his death, his younger brother James was wounded in Mesopotamia and died from fever on August 27, 1917.
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Harping on the prairie - Marshall Independent

Harping on the prairie - Marshall Independent | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Harping on the prairie
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The harp is one of the oldest instruments known. The Psalms of King David were composed for harp, and harps have been found in ancient tombs in Mesopotamia.
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The harp is known as one of the oldest instruments in the world.  Harps were originally found in ancient tombs in Mesopotamia.

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The roadmap to Damascus - The Nation

The roadmap to Damascus - The Nation | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
The roadmap to Damascus
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It was only because of French opposition that the Sharif Hussain of Makkah's son Faisal could not endure as the king of Syria and was transplanted to Mesopotamia, aka Iraq.
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Due to the French opposition, the Sharif Hussain of Makkah's son Faisal was not able to uphold the title of the King of Syria and instead was moved to Mesopotamia which is now called Iraq. 

 

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Creation debate recap: Science, religion and terrible jokes - CNN (blog)

Creation debate recap: Science, religion and terrible jokes - CNN (blog) | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Creation debate recap: Science, religion and terrible jokes
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The six day creation story started in Mesopotamia. It was part of their religions. It's not originally a Jewish or Christian belief.
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A statue of a Sumerian worshipper, Mesopotamia

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A statue of a Sumerian worshipper. Marble, early dynastic period, 2800-2300 BCE, Mesopotamia, Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq.
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This statue which was created of a Sumerian worshipper out of marble is quite interesting. While it was created in 2800-2300 BC, the way in which the worshipper is portrayed is very different and quite interesting as it seems as if alot of the detail was left out but the hands had some intricate detail maybe to enhance and make clear was the statue was portraying. 

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Genetic link shown between Indian subcontinent and Mesopotamia - Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Genetic link shown between Indian subcontinent and Mesopotamia - Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it

The continuing debate regarding the origins of people inhabiting ancient Mesopotamia during the region’s long history led the authors of a new report published in the Open Access journal PLoS ONE to attempt an isolation and analysis of mtDNA sequences from the area.

 


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Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, January 17, 2014 11:06 PM

This very scientifically tune research provides further research of undiscovered populations and civilizations. Mesopotamia is becomming richer in the diversity of ancient human ancestry. 

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4000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality - The Times of Israel

4000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality - The Times of Israel | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
The Times of Israel 4000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality The Times of Israel The terra cotta plaques from Mesopotamia yield numerous different sexual positions, but one of the most popular was what's referred to...
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The Mesopotamian sculptures were quite erotic and had a lot of pun in what was shown through them. Its quite surprising the measure of detail in which was put in such sculptures and how they were actually thought to be okay to be shown in their society. 

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Falconers engage in ancient sport of kings - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Falconers engage in ancient sport of kings - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Falconers engage in ancient sport of kings
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Records indicate falconry dates to 2,000 B.C. in China, Mesopotamia and Mongolia. But it's not something you just start doing.
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Falconers is an ancient sport that dates back to 2,000 B.C. done in China, Mesopotamia and even Mongolia. 

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Heroin Popularity Understandable - Guardian Liberty Voice

Heroin Popularity Understandable - Guardian Liberty Voice | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
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Heroin Popularity Understandable
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Opium itself dates back to 3400 B.C., when it was first cultivated in Mesopotamia.
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Opium is said to be first cultivated in Mesopotamia in 3400 B.C. That is a really long time ago and I feel that it is interesting that that is where it came from.

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Despite Iraq's troubles, archaeologists are back - Reuters UK

Despite Iraq's troubles, archaeologists are back - Reuters UK | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Despite Iraq's troubles, archaeologists are back Reuters UK The site is a potential magnet for tourists in the heart of Mesopotamia, where urban dwelling, writing and central state power began, but few come - dozens of white golf buggies meant to...
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World Celebrating Diversity Created by Allah - Onislam.net

World Celebrating Diversity Created by Allah - Onislam.net | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
World Celebrating Diversity Created by Allah Onislam.net While the earliest inscriptions of the Sumerian Language of Ancient Mesopotamia date back to 3,000 B.C, the first written records of the Ancient Egyptian Language were discovered to go back...
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Pranab Mukherjee thanks Bengal government for releasing land to the Army - Times of India

Pranab Mukherjee thanks Bengal government for releasing land to the Army - Times of India | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Pranab Mukherjee thanks Bengal government for releasing land to the Army
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Our defence forces are determined to defend us and protect our territory. Even a century ago, the Indian Army fought in World War I from Mesopotamia to France.
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Noah's Ark was round, suggests 4000-yr-old tablet - Indian Express

Noah's Ark was round, suggests 4000-yr-old tablet - Indian Express | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Noah's Ark was round, suggests 4000-yr-old tablet Indian Express A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia — modern-day Iraq — reveals new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of...
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Noahs Ark- a vast Boat that saved two of each animal- was said to be a long vessel with a pointy bow. But with new research that has recently come out people are saying that it was actually round and known to be called a coracle. 

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Have you heard about this? "A recently... - Al Nava: Working-class Leader | Facebook

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"A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia is putting a new spin on the biblical tale of the... (Have you heard about this?
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Cuisine of Mesopotamia | Hearth Moon Rising's blog

Cuisine of Mesopotamia | Hearth Moon Rising's blog | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Surprisingly little is discussed about the enjoyment of food in ancient Mesopotamia, even though a rather extensive culinary record is extant. Once the Akkadians and Sumerians of this region began practicing irrigation, the ...
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Silk Road Rising to Present RITUALS OF SIGNS AND TRANSFORMATIONS ... - Broadway World

Silk Road Rising to Present RITUALS OF SIGNS AND TRANSFORMATIONS ... - Broadway World | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
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Professor examines legacy of ancient Syrian - Observer Online

Professor examines legacy of ancient Syrian - Observer Online | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Professor examines legacy of ancient Syrian Observer Online On the contrary, Ephrem, who was born in Nisibis at the intersection of modern day Syria, Turkey and Iraq in 306 C.E., spoke of Mesopotamia as the center of human history and the land of...
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The Professor in this article speaks about the legacy of the ancient Syrian life and Ephrem who is very important in Ancient Egyptian History. Mesopotamia is said to be the center of the human history.

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Debt Cancellation in Mesopotamia and Egypt from 3000 to 1000 BC ...

By Eric Toussaint Global Research, September 04, 2012 cadtm.org We must pierce the smoke-screen of creditors and re-establish the historical truth. Repeated and generalised debt cancellation has occurred throughout ...
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Money used by Sumerians in Mesopotamia, says expert - Hurriyet Daily News

Money used by Sumerians in Mesopotamia, says expert - Hurriyet Daily News | Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Hurriyet Daily News Money used by Sumerians in Mesopotamia, says expert Hurriyet Daily News As part of the 15th anniversary of Çukurova University's (ÇÜ) Faculty of Science and Letters Department of Archaeology, a conference titled “The Birth of...
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5,000 years ago it is said that in the region of Mesopatamia money was discovered by the Sumerians and they created the monetary unity which lead to the Lydians producing the monetary coins later on. 

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