The Sumerians were the first known people to settle in Mesopotamia over 7,000 years ago, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (modern day Iraq). Sumer was often called the cradle of civilization. By the 4th millennium BC, it had established an advanced system writing, spectacular arts and architecture, astronomy and mathematics. The origin of the Sumerians remains a mystery till this day.
4,000-year-old tablets found in Turkey include women’s rights. The Bronze Age dig at Kültepe-Kaniş-Karum trade colony in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri has yielded numerous tablets. “From women’s rights to the adoption of children and marriages arranged at birth, the tablets include all kinds of civilizational and social data from Anatolia 4,000 years ago”, an emotional letter from a woman to her husband and a letter from a woman who complaining about her mother-in-law”
Avenue of Ram Sphinxes, (900 yes 900!). Spanning the 2+ mile distance between Karnak, Luxor and Deir al Bahri. Ending 60 meters before the 1st pylon where a colonnade of 10 pillars, each 65 ft tall with 25 foot high intercolonations depicting each Nome's God and Goddess, was raised by Pharaoh Taharka, 25th Dynasty, Neo New Kingdom. Taharka constructed or restored several temples at Karnak. Check my other pins to learn more about this intentionally neglected King.
The ruins at Jericho -- Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of more than 20 successive settlements, dating back 11,000 years (9000 BCE).
Estela de Ur-Nammu de Ur. Cara anterior. Arte acadio