Mesopotamia History Archive

Mesopotamians were very religious kind of people. Owing to their multiple civilizations, they had same deities with different identities and names. For example- Ishtar, the Goddess of Procreation was known as Inanna among the Sumerian people. Similar to her were other goddesses as well. Throwing some light upon the Mesopotamian mythology here is a list describing different Goddess that made to the Mesopotamian pantheon. 1. Ereshkigal or Irkalla- The Goddess of  the Underworld In Sumerian mythology, she was considered as the queen of the land of the dead. She is called as Irkalla in the same way Hades is called in Greek Mythology as both the ruler and its territory of the underworld. In the pieces of literature, she is known to be Ninkigal which means [&hellip

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Epic of Gilgamesh stands out as one of the earliest known writings in the human history. It is an epic poem whose prose narrate the story revolving around the life of a man named Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh was the King of Uruk – the majestic Sumerian city that is located in present day Iraq. This historic poetic piece of literature actually predates Homer’s earliest writings by 1500 years. For this reason, many historians put it as the oldest remaining remnant of an epic in the history of western literature. Starting off the introduction of the powerful being that Gilgamesh is, the epic takes off the lead characters in an adventure where they learn the essence of life, death, and friendship. Here is a list of 10 interesting [&hellip

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The cradle of civilization, Mesopotamia, was the birthplace of indispensable inventions and discoveries. It was here that agriculture, a major historical invention, began. Irrigation and farming were convenient in this area because of the fertile land and affluent terrain between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The invention of agriculture made it possible for humans to stay in the same place for a longer period of time without depending on hunting. The earliest form of writing was invented in Mesopotamia. The first means of transportation, like the chariot and the sailboat, were invented in Mesopotamia. Most of the innovative ideas that we take it for granted today were invented or discovered in Mesopotamia. Herewith I will present the top 11 Inventions and discoveries of Ancient Mesopotamia. [&hellip

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