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This image shows the Sumerian alphabet. The Sumerian language was oftentimes mixed in with the Akkadian language.

Sumerian cuneiform script and Sumerian language

Details of the Sumerian cuneiform script, the world's oldest writing system, which was used to write Sumerian, a semitic language spoken in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq and Syria) until about 500 AD.

Dr Irving Finkel (pictured) of the British Museum believes the recently deciphered tablet from ancient Mesopotamia reveals the striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah.

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London...

Sumerian ("native tongue") is the language of ancient Sumer, which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) from at least the millennium BC. During the millennium BC, there developed a very intimate cultural symbiosis between the Sumerians Ancient Alphabets, Ancient Scripts, Ancient Symbols, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient Aliens, Ancient History, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Alphabet Symbols

Sumerian cuneiform script and Sumerian language

Details of the Sumerian cuneiform script, the world's oldest writing system, which was used to write Sumerian, a semitic language spoken in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq and Syria) until about 500 AD.

Ugaritic cuneiform outwardly resembles other cuneiform scripts and has a syllabic sound system such as Etruscan. Ugarit an independed Canaanite city-state flourished from C. 2600 BC until it was utterly destroyed in 1205 BC. Ancient Alphabets, Ancient Scripts, Ancient Symbols, Ancient History, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Mesopotamia Antigua, Alphabet Code, Alphabet Symbols

Ugaritic cuneiform was named after Ugarit, the city state where it was used in what is now Syria. It was probably created sometime during the 14th century BC. Ugaritic cuneiform outwardly resembles other cuneiform scripts and has a sound system based on consonant alphabets such as Phoenician/Canaanite. Ugarit flourished from the 14th century BC until 1180/70 BC, when it was destroyed.

Citadel of Arbil or Erbil Citadel قلعة أربيل‎‎ - the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world, earliest evidence for occupation dated back to the millennium BC. Historical city centre of Arbil in Iraq. (Erbil Citadel UNESCO World Heritage Site ref Ancient Mysteries, Ancient Ruins, Ancient History, Ancient Buildings, Ancient Architecture, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Aerial Photography, Archaeology

Erbil, Kurdistan is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in history. The first mention of Erbil in literary sources comes from the archives of Ebla, recording two journeys to Erbil (Irbilum) by a messenger from Ebla around 2300 BC. Later, Erridupizir, king of Gutium, captured the city in 2200 BC. It was an integral part of Assyria from around 2500 BC until 605 BC, and it remained part of Assyria under Persian, Greek, Parthian, Roman and Sassanid rule.

Illustration about Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. Illustration of symbol, alphabet, arrow - 74739697 Egyptian Symbols, Ancient Symbols, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient History, Ancient Aliens, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Alphabets, Ancient Scripts, Ancient Mesopotamia

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"Mushussu" is related to Patriarch Abraham yet became the Dragon of Babylon. It is depicted here on a Sumerian boundary stone in a different context. From Sumerian city-state Isin, ca 1200 BC.

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The Ubaidian figurines. The Ubaid period (ca. 6500 to 3800 BC) is a prehistoric period of Mesopotamia, near Ur in southern Iraq. These Ubaidian figurines can be found in the Museum’s Stout Hall of Asian Peoples. Ancient Aliens, Ancient History, Aliens And Ufos, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Prehistoric Period, Arte Tribal, Inka, Sumerian

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These Ubaidian figurines can be found in the Museum’s Stout Hall of Asian Peoples. Photo by Denis Division of Anthropology Catalog # M/435 and M/436

Mushussu (also known as Mushhushshu or Sirrush) is the Dragon of Babylon and one of two animals depicted on the Ishtar Gate. This kudurru dates back to the Second Dynasty of Isin, BCE. Newly unearthed artifacts depicting the Mushussu or Mushhushshu. Ancient Aliens, Ancient History, Art History, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Unexplained Pictures, Cradle Of Civilization, Ancient Near East

Mushussu (also known as Mushhushshu or Sirrush) is the Dragon of Babylon and one of two animals depicted on the Ishtar Gate. This kudurru dates back to the Second Dynasty of Isin, 1156-1025 BCE. Newly unearthed artifacts depicting the Mushussu or Mushhushshu that were kept in Babylon Museum in Iraq were stolen in mid October 2012.

What are some ancient symbols for sky? There are few ancient symbols for sky. Here is the only one I know of-the Sumerian cuneiform for sky- There are, however, many sky deities with corresponding symbols. Even in Sumerian, the symbol for sky is t. Ancient Symbols, Ancient Aliens, Ancient Art, Ancient History, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Iron Age, Cradle Of Civilization, Queen Of Heaven

Ur III Sumerian cuneiform for An (and determiner for deity DINGIR). In Sumerian mythology, An (also Anu) was a sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, Consort of Antu, spirits and demons, and dwelt in the highest heavenly regions. He was one of the oldest gods in the Sumerian pantheon, and part of a triad including Enlil, god of the air and Enki, god of water.

 41085 Iraq Museum, Baghdad, Iraq Click image to enlarge.

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