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Ziggurats: Ancient temples from the cradle of civilization

The ruins of ancient temples still rise in the arid deserts of Iraq. More than architectural wonders, those shattered wrecks of clay bricks and dust were the pillars linking heaven and earth; the stairway to heaven that allowed the communion between priests and their gods. 766 more words

Kenny Slaught

Sumerians

Image credit: Samuel Noa Kramer? (photo) / René Marquez (edition)

The Sumerians, considered the founders of civilization, settled in the southernmost part of Mesopotamia, the actual southern Iraq, around 3300 B.C. 190 more words

Appendix on Sumerians

First, an image showing the Cosmos as seen by the Sumerians:

There is written, from top to bottom:

Primordial Sea (Nammu)
Sky (An)
Earth’s Ocean (Abzu) 491 more words

European Traditionalism

Sumerian Mists (Part 1 of 2)

The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the most ancient mythological poems we can read. It is part of the Sumerian mythology and, as we know, the Sumerians were Europeans. 992 more words

European Traditionalism

IMPROVE YOUR WRITING SKILLS AND BETTER YOURSELF AND SOCIETY

Humans are social beings. Being social creatures, we are wired with the urge to communicate our ideas, feelings and expressions to our fellow humans. In the early days of our existence as the human species, we relied mostly on body language and speech as our method of communication. 400 more words

The Voice of Thought

Ever since the hominid brain evolved sufficiently to provide modern humans with a degree of cognitive talent that still surpasses any other known species, the blossoming of conscious awareness slowly provided Homo sapiens with the ability to not only be aware that they exist, but to utilize this new ability deliberately and with purpose. 647 more words

Philosophy

Sumerian Caveman

This prehistoric forager dude is meant to be an ancestor to the Sumerians, whose civilization thrived in what is now southern Iraq (or Mesopotamia) near the delta of the Tigris-Euphrates rivers. 48 more words

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