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Posts tagged “Sumer

The Origins of Civilization



Podcast: Boating with the Ubaid people

An interesting look at one particular aspect of Ubaid culture, one principally found on the western shore of the Persian Gulf. While the Ubaid people have their predecessors, it was they who appear to have first occupied southern Mesopotamia near to the gulf. Among many innovations, such as their irrigation canals, were reed boats.

Eridu: the first city – a nicely detailed podcast on its history and context

A brief, broad view of the history of Sumer

Ancient Sumer and Eridu

Ancient Near Eastern art: Sumer and Akkad

Gilgamesh: an entertaining animated presentation of the tale