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Although the country has been far less studied than Mesopotamia, it played a critical role in the rise of empires and economies in the region starting ... Just north of Sumer and the Akkadian Empire, Mari served as a key trading center for Mesopotamian goods and Anatolian metals and stone, and once ...
Both Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt form part of the Middle East. In a new report by Corporate Jet Investor we look into how the Middle East has developed for business aviation. Using data from AMSTAT we look at how the region's fleet has changed over the course of the past five years, plotting the data ...

The starting point for Vanessa Donoso Lopez's I shall change the way things are ordered is the Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh, celebrated as the first great documented literary work. It could be that Donoso Lopez was taken with it partly because it was inscribed on clay tablets, and she was working with clay as a ...
Assyrians are a community that traces its heritage back to ancient Mesopotamia. They speak a Semitic ... Before the mass exodus, Akitu, which is also the ancient Mesopotamian spring festival, was the time for collective weddings, held on the slopes of the nearby mountain. Those weddings have now ...
Her research interests broadly include ancient art and artists, Mesopotamian archaeology, and cross-cultural contact in the ancient Mediterranean world. Dr. Kiser-Go's current position as the Graduate Student Advising Officer in Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley has brought her career full circle, so that she now guides ...
MILLBURN -- Ellen Lerman of Millburn models a caftan, also spelled "kaftan," in this photo from 1976. According to Vogue Arabia, "kaftan is a Persian word, while the garment style is believed to have originated in Ancient Mesopotamia. MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey. The Ottoman sultans from ...

It is, says the office of London mayor Sadiq Khan, purely a coincidence that an iconic image inspired by the post-invasion looting of Baghdad museum in 2003 and so inextricably linked with the ancient history of Mesopotamia is being shown in the heart of the British capital just a week after the 15th ...
He noted that the Indus Valley civilisation shared many similarities with Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Harrapan civilisations. “Mohen Jo Daro was one of the most modern, well-planned, hygienic and developed cities of its own age.” According to him, some recent findings suggest contact between the Indus ...
The Shyne Barrow Mesopotamia Resource Center will open next week in Belize City and will cater to students and children in the division and surrounding areas. Today we spoke with the man who pushed and collaborated with several other persons to have the center fully furnished. Shyne Barrow told us ...
Excavations at the foot of the ziggurat of Ur. The temple-tower of the Moon God Nanna is one of the most imposing of Mesopotamian ruins. Credit: Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology, LMU. Adelheid Otto's research focuses on the development of urban civilization in ancient Mesopotamia. She is now ...

But that's mainly because the rivers of Mesopotamia have been dumping tons of silt into the Persian Gulf for millennia, pushing back the coastline. In Sumer's heyday, more than 4,000 years ago, Abu Tbeirah would have been almost on the coast, surrounded by marshland and a mix of natural and artificial ...
An Italo-Iraqi archaeological mission has unearthed the ruins of a 4,000-year-old Sumerian port in Mesopotamia, a major discovery that could offer fresh insights into the world's most ancient civilization. Sumerians settled in Mesopotamia, an area of modern Iraq known as the cradle of civilization, more than ...
The stunningly massive canine was bred to resemble the Mesopotamian Molossus, an ancient dog breed that dates back to 5,000 BC and was known for its fearsome stature. While Euphrates cuts an imposing figure, her owner Jared Howser of Salt Lake City, Utah, told Caters the pup is a big softie. “She is ...
The unique and high quality of art for sale ranges from Mesopotamia to Mid-Century Modern at this fair. Leaders in their respective fields, the dealers who participate at TEFAF Maastricht showcase newly discovered and rediscovered art. For instance, Kollenburg Antiquairs brings the work tempera on panel ...
In the ancient Mesopotamian city-states of Sumer, for example, rulers akin to queens and kings existed—though power was not solely in their hands, but rather spread out over a more complex structure in both direct and indirect forms. “The relationship between temple and palace may have overlapped in ...
BBC Urdu quoted experts as saying that 'Sutak Deen Dar' is symbolically referred to as a gate as it led to Mesopotamia from Makran in 3500BCE. Dad Rahim, who has been residing in the area for ... The two discovered a wall of a fort built in the Mesopotamian era. From 1987 to 2001, French and Italian ...
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square mounts a piece of ancient history from Mesopotamia recreating the statue of ancient winged bull by artist Michael Rakowitz that was destroyed by ISIS. The installation by Michael Rakowitz, created with 6,000 cans of date syrup, has finally resurrected the mythological ...


 

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