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Cone of Urukagina, king of Lagash, detailing his reforms againt abuse of “old days”, circa 2350 BC.  Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Poulpy.

Cone of Urukagina, king of Lagash, detailing his reforms againt abuse of “old days”, circa 2350 BC. Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Poulpy.

A MESOPOTAMIAN DARK STONE DUCK WEIGHT CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.  | Christie's

A MESOPOTAMIAN DARK STONE DUCK WEIGHT CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. | Christie's

The history of Sumer is counted as lasting from about 3500 BCE until 2000 BCE, where after other cultures, based upon the Sumerian, continued the civilization

The history of Sumer is counted as lasting from about 3500 BCE until 2000 BCE, where after other cultures, based upon the Sumerian, continued the civilization

The Guennol Lioness is a 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian statue depicting an anthropomorphic lioness. The statue was found near Baghdad, Iraq

The Guennol Lioness is a 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian statue depicting an anthropomorphic lioness. The statue was found near Baghdad, Iraq

Cone of Enmetena, king of Lagash “The text recounts the history of the borders drawn between the Sumerian states of Lagash and Umma (Lower Mesopotamia). The archivist of Enmetena (2404-2375 BC), prince of Lagash, relates the history of the contention from its beginning at the time when Mesalim, king of Kish, ruled over all Sumeria. The people of Umma did not keep the alliance treaty. Enmetena settled the difference and rebuilt the ditch.”

Cone of Enmetena, king of Lagash “The text recounts the history of the borders drawn between the Sumerian states of Lagash and Umma (Lower Mesopotamia). The archivist of Enmetena (2404-2375 BC), prince of Lagash, relates the history of the contention from its beginning at the time when Mesalim, king of Kish, ruled over all Sumeria. The people of Umma did not keep the alliance treaty. Enmetena settled the difference and rebuilt the ditch.”

900-800 av. J.-C., Provenance : Temple de Marduk, Babylone, British Museum, Londres

900-800 av. J.-C., Provenance : Temple de Marduk, Babylone, British Museum, Londres

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