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In the Gilgamesh epic, Tammuz is a dead Babylonian vegetation god residing in the underworld. He is adored by his sister Ishtar, and by her counterpart in Syria, Astarte. 147 more words


Sacrifice of Children was a Babylonian Institution

” … But although the Assyrian kings are fond of boasting of their exploits in massacring or torturing their defeated enemies in honour of Assur… 189 more words


Babylonian Art - Stele of Hammurabi

After Akkad came Babylon, another Near Eastern civilization. Babylon is most famous for Hammurabi’s Code, the earliest recorded system of laws in existence. Where was this code recorded? 163 more words

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