Sumerian Civilization First Admired 5 (1)

Sumer (or Šumer) was one of the early civilizations of the Ancient Near East, located in the southern part of Mesopotamia (southeastern Iraq) from the time of the earliest records in the mid-fourth millennium B.C.E. until the rise of Babylonia in the late third millennium B.C.E. The term “Sumerian” applies to all speakers of the… Read more

The Tablet Called Inana and Enki 0 (0)

Summery The tablet of Inanna and Enki is a Sumerian poem that probably dates to the Third Dynasty of Ur Read more

The Sumerian language | History, Characteristics, & Facts 0 (0)

Sumerian language, language isolate and the oldest written language in existence. First attested about 3100 bce in southern Mesopotamia, it flourished during the 3rd millennium bce. About 2000 bce, Sumerian was replaced as a spoken language by Semitic Akkadian (Assyro-Babylonian) but continued in written usage almost to the end of the life of the Akkadian… Read more