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Mesopotamian art and architecture

Mesopotamian art and architecture | Neolithic Era | Scoop.it
The art and architecture of the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations. The name Mesopotamia has been used with varying connotations by ancient writers. If, for convenience, it is to be considered synonymous...
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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 24, 2014 12:06 AM

What I thought was important to read is that there are 3 factors that contribute to the character of Mesopotamia art and architecture. One is the sociopolitical organization of the sumerian city-states and of the Kingdoms and empires that succeeded them, the major role played by organized religion in Mesopotamian affairs of state, and the influence of the natural environment.

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

The University of Chicago has some great resources - and lots of full colour photographs of artifacts - about daily life in Ancient Mesopotamia. Check out the galleries of photographs for each topic listed on this page.


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Joel Mondragon's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:19 PM

The people during that time had daily life’s that are very similar to our daily lives today surprisingly. They as well had an appetite for meats of all sorts including fish. They also had a type of door to their houses that worked like a door today with a key and lock. 

Mark Townsend's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:14 PM

This is a great site for any resources to gain addition knowledge of Ancient Mesopotamia. This site categorizes subjects into different tabs so you can get an in-depth picture of the structure that created Ancient Mesopotamia. Subjects like the role of women, religion, daily living, etc..

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Nabu, Nebo

Nabu, Nebo | Neolithic Era | 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.

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Archaeological Site Map

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Click on different locations on a map to see artifacts uncovered there.


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