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ZIGGURAT OF UR RUINS IN IRAQ
We are currently learning about the Sumerian people.
They built the Ziggurat of Ur. Sumerian ziggurats were temples to their gods.
The Ziggurat of Ur was built to worship the moon god Nanna.
They may look similar to Egyptian pyramids but those come later in history
FERTILE CRESCENT AND THE BIBLE
The general consensus among most biblical creationists is that Mt. Ararat is the resting place for Noah’s Ark. However, certain factors weaken this claim. Consider the following points both for and against Mount Ararat as the final resting place of the Ark.
You will need to fast forward through the "French" portion of this movie. Restart at 5:29.
The Garden of Eden and Mesopotamia
From Nomads to Farmers: Mesopotamia
The Development of Written Language (Includes Flood Story of Gilgamesh and Humbaba)
Note: Sumerian Flood begins at 5:19
BBC Mesopotamia http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/menu.html
Mesopotamia Slide Show http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/cultures/mesopotamia_gallery_12.shtml
Royal Game of Ur http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/worldhistory/royal_game_of_ur/
Mesopotamian House http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu/lessons_PDF/architecture_a.pdf
Babylonian Cuneiform Translator http://www.event12.com/babylonian/index.html
CUNEIFORM LEGAL TABLET WITH ENVELOPE
CUNEIFORM CLIFF LOCATED ON MOUNT BIHISTUN IN IRAN
AUTHORED BY DARIUS THE GREAT OF PERSIAN EMPIRE
WRITTEN IN 3 LANGUAGES
SIR HENRY RAWLINSON WAS ABLE TO UNLOCK THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING CUNEIFORM
ROUTE TO BIHISTUN INSCRIPTION
ARTIFACTS FROM MESOPOTAMIA
Hammurabi's Code (Louvre in Paris, France)
Ishtar's Gate (Pergamon Museum, Berlin....Panels seen at MET in NYC)
Great Lyre from the Kings of Ur (University of Pennsylvania Museum)
Neo-Assyrian Art: Human Headed Winged Lion and Bull (MET MUSEUM, NYC)
The Standard of Ur (British Museum)
Babylonian (Compare with stele of Hammurabi's Code)