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Babylonian Stone weight in the shape of a Grasshopper  Culture : Mesopotamian  Period : Babylonian, 18th-17th Century B.C.

Babylonian Stone weight in the shape of a Grasshopper Culture : Mesopotamian Period : Babylonian, 18th-17th Century B.C.

Sumerian ("native tongue") is the language of ancient Sumer, which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) from at least the 4th millennium BC. During the 3rd millennium BC, there developed a very intimate cultural symbiosis between the Sumerians and the Akkadians, which included widespread bilingualism.

Sumerian ("native tongue") is the language of ancient Sumer, which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) from at least the 4th millennium BC. During the 3rd millennium BC, there developed a very intimate cultural symbiosis between the Sumerians and the Akkadians, which included widespread bilingualism.

As in the days of Noah: Sumerian Goddess Inanna stone carved freeze of Sumerian Goddess Inanna

As in the days of Noah: Sumerian Goddess Inanna stone carved freeze of Sumerian Goddess Inanna

Sumerian is the earliest known writing system. Its origins can be traced back to about 8,000 BC.

Sumerian is the earliest known writing system. Its origins can be traced back to about 8,000 BC.

sumerian alphabet. I'm thinking there must be some way of turning these into a decorative pattern.

sumerian alphabet. I'm thinking there must be some way of turning these into a decorative pattern.

Babylonian Goddess Ashtarte Ishtar Statue 2000 BC (also known by other names in other cultures, such as Eastre, Astarte, Artemis, fertility goddesses. This is the goddess behind Easter celebrations.

Babylonian Goddess Ashtarte Ishtar Statue 2000 BC (also known by other names in other cultures, such as Eastre, Astarte, Artemis, fertility goddesses. This is the goddess behind Easter celebrations.

the Lamassu.  The Lamassu were human headed winged bulls, sometimes with the paws of a lion, which were considered guardian figures to the king.

the Lamassu. The Lamassu were human headed winged bulls, sometimes with the paws of a lion, which were considered guardian figures to the king.

In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, Pazuzu is often depicted as a combination of diverse animal and human parts. He has the body of a man, the head of a lion or dog, eagle-like taloned feet, two pairs of wings, a scorpion's tail, and a serpentine penis. He is often depicted with his right hand pointing upward to paradise, reward for good and left hand pointing down to the underworld, a deterrent for an evil life.

In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, Pazuzu is often depicted as a combination of diverse animal and human parts. He has the body of a man, the head of a lion or dog, eagle-like taloned feet, two pairs of wings, a scorpion's tail, and a serpentine penis. He is often depicted with his right hand pointing upward to paradise, reward for good and left hand pointing down to the underworld, a deterrent for an evil life.

Darius the Great (550–486 BCE) Under his reign, the Persian Empire reached the pinnacle of its power and the fullest extent of its size.  His domain consisted of over 40 different ethnic tribes, and stretched from India to the Balkans covering almost three million square miles .

Darius the Great (550–486 BCE) Under his reign, the Persian Empire reached the pinnacle of its power and the fullest extent of its size. His domain consisted of over 40 different ethnic tribes, and stretched from India to the Balkans covering almost three million square miles .

List of kings and cities from before the flood. MS in Sumerian on clay, Babylonia, 2000-1800 BC, 1 tablet, 8,1x6,5x2,7 cm, single column, 26 lines in cuneiform script.

List of kings and cities from before the flood. MS in Sumerian on clay, Babylonia, 2000-1800 BC, 1 tablet, 8,1x6,5x2,7 cm, single column, 26 lines in cuneiform script.

Enkidu and Gilgamesh. Characters out of the earliest Mesopotamian creation story cycle called the Enuma Elish.

Enkidu and Gilgamesh. Characters out of the earliest Mesopotamian creation story cycle called the Enuma Elish.

Recently Destroyed 7th* Century BC Assyrian Statue, Photo c1850 Photo from the mid-9th c excavation of the colossal statues at the Nergal Gate of the ancient city of Nineveh. One of two winged bull-men (aka lamassu) that guarded one of the entrances to Nineveh dated to the time of King Sennacherib*. Named for the Mesopotamian god Nergal, the gate was possibly used for ceremonial purposes since it is the only known gate flanked by sculptures of winged bull-men. Believed to be protective…

Recently Destroyed 7th* Century BC Assyrian Statue, Photo c1850 Photo from the mid-9th c excavation of the colossal statues at the Nergal Gate of the ancient city of Nineveh. One of two winged bull-men (aka lamassu) that guarded one of the entrances to Nineveh dated to the time of King Sennacherib*. Named for the Mesopotamian god Nergal, the gate was possibly used for ceremonial purposes since it is the only known gate flanked by sculptures of winged bull-men. Believed to be protective…