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Esarhaddon Inscription.  This basalt block describes the restoration of Babylon in 670 BC. by the Assyrian king Esarhaddon (681-669 BC). It is interesting that it was Nabopolassar of Babylon who later destroyed Assyria.

A cuneiform inscribed basalt block describing the restoration of Babylon in 670 BC. By the Assyrian king Esarhaddon BC).

The most famous cuneiform tablet from Mesopotamia The Flood Tablet, relating part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, From Nineveh, northern Iraq, Neo-Assyrian, 7th century BC.

ancientart: The most famous cuneiform tablet from Mesopotamia The Flood Tablet, relating part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, From Nineveh, north.

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Cuneiform writing from 3000 BC Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerian's of Mesopotamia c. It is considered the most significant among the many cultural contributions of the Sumerian's

"Writing invented by The Sumerians"   The Sumerians at 4000 BC.  And at the first time in history, they made an urban area, developed sophisticated irrigation systems and created what was probably the first cereal agriculture as well as the earliest writing.

"Writing invented by The Sumerians" The Sumerians at 4000 BC. And at the first time in history, they made an urban area, developed sophisticated irrigation systems and created what wasthe first cereal agriculture as well as the earliest writing.

This inscribed terra-cotta cylinder describes King Nebuchadnezzar’s rebuilding of Babylon, especially its famous walls and temples. It also offers a prayer that Nebuchadnezzar be granted long life and other blessings in return for his piety. (Neo-Babylonian, 604-562 BC, in the Ancient Near East Gallery)

This inscribed terra-cotta cylinder describes King Nebuchadnezzar’s rebuilding of Babylon, especially its famous walls and temples. It also offers a prayer that Nebuchadnezzar be granted long life and.

Observation of Haley’s Comet, recorded in Cuneiform on a clay tablet between 22-28 September 164 BCE, Babylon, Iraq. British Museum, London. BM 41462

Observation of Haley’s Comet, recorded in Cuneiform on a clay tablet between September 164 BCE, Babylon, Iraq (British Museum, London)

The Babylonian cuneiform tablet with stew recipes (1700 BC). Courtesy of Yale Babylonian Collection

A Babylonian cuneiform tablet with stew recipes, 1700 BCE. In my Iraqi Kitchen: Recipes, History and Culture, by Nawal Nasrallah

Proto-Elamite tablet, 3200-3000 B.C. This early Bronze Age writing system used by the oldest civilization of Iran over a large geographical area, but only for about two hundred years. It’s difficult for experts to even guess at what symbols may represent since they’re mostly abstract.

Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing. The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.

Proof That Aliens Created Mankind Exists In Ancient Biblical Texts

Proof That Aliens Created Mankind Exists in Ancient Biblical Texts

Ancient texts predating the Hebrew Bible offer a very different version of the Story of Creation and reveal the scientific origin of mankind.

قاموس أوروك Ancient dictionary from Warka, iraq Uruk, thought to be one of the first. Dates to the middle of 1st millenium BC, and is currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Poulpy.

ancientart: “Ancient dictionary from Warka, Uruk, thought to be one of the first. Dates to the middle of millenium BC, and is currently located at the Louvre, France.

Linear B decipherment: credit where credit is due | dr dud's dicta

A later script, called Linear B. It appears to be a form of primitive Greek and was translated only in crete

The Gezer Calendar - a 10th century BC inscribed limestone tablet - one of the oldest examples of the Semitic alphabet - Click on the images to visit the Historyteller website.

The Gezer Calendar - a 10th century BC inscribed limestone tablet - one of the oldest examples of the Semitic alphabet - Click on the images to visit the Historyteller website.

Cone of Enmetena, king of Lagash  “The text recounts the history of the borders drawn between the Sumerian states of Lagash and Umma (Lower Mesopotamia). The archivist of Enmetena (2404-2375 BC), prince of Lagash, relates the history of the contention from its beginning at the time when Mesalim, king of Kish, ruled over all Sumeria. The people of Umma did not keep the alliance treaty. Enmetena settled the difference and rebuilt the ditch.”

Cone of Enmetena, king of Lagash “The text recounts the history of the borders drawn between the Sumerian states of Lagash and Umma (Lower Mesopotamia). The archivist of Enmetena BC),.

A broken calendar form ancient Mesopotamia.  The Mesopotamian people were good at astronomy and developed the first calendar which lead to the modern calendar.

A broken calendar form ancient Mesopotamia. The Mesopotamian people were good at astronomy and developed the first calendar which lead to the modern calendar.

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