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The beginnings of Sumerian civilisation go back to the fourth millennium when
the first cities with monumental mud-brick architecture appeared. The economic
basis was agricultural, mainly producing grain on irrigated land as well as
His mythological personification is that of a young warrior and dragon-slayer (
akin to Ninurta in Sumerian mythology), combined with executive functions (the
order of the universe and the division of offices among the gods). His symbol was
ISHTAR'S DESCENT THE SURVIVING VERSION from the library at Nineveh is a
condensed variation of the Sumerian myth 'Inanna's Descent to the Underworld'.
The goddess decides to go to 'the Land of No Return', ruled by Ereshkigal, ...
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review
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