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Sumerian stele of Ur Nammu - from ancient city of Ur, Mesapotamian culture

Sumerian stele of Ur Nammu - from ancient city of Ur, Mesapotamian culture

The Babylonian cuneiform tablet with recipes for bird pies (1700 BC). Courtesy of Yale Babylonian Collection

The Babylonian cuneiform tablet with recipes for bird pies (1700 BC). Courtesy of Yale Babylonian Collection

Stock Photo #1788-1404, Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia Region - Aquileia - Basilica - Longobard Marble Pluteous - Patriarch Massentius period, 8th century - Square Slabs with Symbols of Christianity - Detail

Stock Photo #1788-1404, Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia Region - Aquileia - Basilica - Longobard Marble Pluteous - Patriarch Massentius period, 8th century - Square Slabs with Symbols of Christianity - Detail

2. Archimedes Screw, c.700BC  Purportedly devised by the ancient Greek physicist Archimedes of Syracuse in the 3rd century BC to expel bilge water from creaking ships, the screw that bears his name in fact predates Archimedes by about 400 years. Recent digs have established that earlier screws, which are capable of shifting water "uphill", were used in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in the 7th century BC. So effective was the device, it is still used today in several irrigation ditches.

2. Archimedes Screw, c.700BC Purportedly devised by the ancient Greek physicist Archimedes of Syracuse in the 3rd century BC to expel bilge water from creaking ships, the screw that bears his name in fact predates Archimedes by about 400 years. Recent digs have established that earlier screws, which are capable of shifting water "uphill", were used in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in the 7th century BC. So effective was the device, it is still used today in several irrigation ditches.

Ancient Assyrian wall carvings (warriors with weapon)

Ancient Assyrian wall carvings (warriors with weapon)

King Sennacherib was the son of Sargon II, whom he succeeded on the throne of Assyria (705 – 681 BC).  (2 Chronicles 32)  Then King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz cried out in prayer to God in heaven. 21 And the Lord sent an angel who destroyed the Assyrian army with all its commanders and officers.  So Sennacherib was forced to return home in disgrace to his own land. And when he entered the temple of his god, some of his own sons killed him there with a sword.

King Sennacherib was the son of Sargon II, whom he succeeded on the throne of Assyria (705 – 681 BC). (2 Chronicles 32) Then King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz cried out in prayer to God in heaven. 21 And the Lord sent an angel who destroyed the Assyrian army with all its commanders and officers. So Sennacherib was forced to return home in disgrace to his own land. And when he entered the temple of his god, some of his own sons killed him there with a sword.

The End Panel of the Standard of Ur, Showing the Ram and the Thicket 2500 BC. British Museum, London

The End Panel of the Standard of Ur, Showing the Ram and the Thicket 2500 BC. British Museum, London

Vessel supported by two rams from Ur’s Early Dynastic III Era 2600-2500 BC. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.

Vessel supported by two rams from Ur’s Early Dynastic III Era 2600-2500 BC. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.

Heraldic supporter - sea dragon - vector clipart

Heraldic supporter - sea dragon - vector clipart