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An Analysis of the Sumerian Civilization
Sumerian Civilization Civilizations have been created throughout the history of the world. There have been hundreds of established civilizations that have worked because of three important key traits. A civilization must have cities, specialized workers, and some form of writing system. (Krieger.et.al.31,32) These three...
A Summary of the Epic Poem "Gilgamesh"
Gilgamesh was the first surviving epic poem which was originally written on twelve clay tablets, in a set of symbols called cuneiform near or around 2000 BC. This heroic poem was named after the hero, King Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh was a tyrannical Babylonian king who ruled the city of Uruk. His father was mortal and his mother...
Plimpton 322, a Babylonian Clay Tablet: Sophisticated Mathematics of Old Times
Plimpton 322 is a cuneiform clay tablet with the catalog number 322 in the G.A. Plimpton Collection at Columbia University. Probably the most well known mathematical tablet, it was written in the Old Babylonian period between 1900 and 1600 B.C.E. and shows the most advanced mathematics known before the development of the Gr...
A Comparison of the Ancient Egypt's Civilization and Sumerians
During the time of ancient Egypt there lived many civilizations similar to the Egyptians. One of them being the Sumerians. This civilization lived in Western Asia in a place called Sumer. The people of Sumer had accomplished many things such as writing, a form of religion, and architecture. The type of writing the Sumeria...
A History of Ideologies and Culture in Ancient Sumerian Civilization
Boys of SumerWhen we think of the basis our civilization, we usuallythink of Rome or Greece. True, these civilizations did formthe basis of ours. But where did they come from ? Thesecivilizations, like almost all others before and after,sprung from that of Sumer. Sumer has made a great number ofcontributions to society incl...
The Characteristics of Cuneiform Writing in Ancient Sumer
Cuneiform writing in Sumer can be related to conventions of sculpture that “told stories in stone.” In cuneiform writing in summer we see that it discusses pictograms, cuneiform and phonetic writing. Each style of writing elaborated on as different writing systems. Early pictograms were basically a symbol or dr...