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The oldest written records come from Sumer, in Southern Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq), more than 5,000 years ago. While Sumer may or may not be the oldest civilization that employed writing, it is the oldest civilization with… 757 more words
“The Real Amazon Warriors” discusses Adrienne Mayor’s survey of warrior women across the ancient world.
The Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian poem, is generally considered to be history’s first great work of literature. Consisting of a series of poems transmitted orally and in writing over time, the story was eventually compiled into one combined epic, with the oldest combined version dating to 1,800 years BCE. 607 more words