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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.

Laknash - River Settlement between Qaman and Shiloh, upon the arms of Estheru.

Anatolia – The Craddle of Civilization « Cradle of Civilization

Anatolia – The Craddle of Civilization

Gobekli Tepe aerial view.    Photo: http://gobeklitepe.info.tr/ http://twitter.com/gobeklitepe

Gobekli Tepe, the world’s oldest known temple, dates back more than years and is located near the ancient city of Şanlıurfa. Göbekli Tepe is an early Neolithic sanctuary located at the top of a mountain ridge in the Southeastern Anatolia.

1866 medieval Steep Street from the junction with Trenchard Street | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

1866 medieval Steep Street from the junction with Trenchard Street (Bristol?) How the other half lived during Victorian times

[Deer hunt, detail of a wall painting from level lll, Catal Hoyuk, Turkey, ca. 8000 BCE.  This Neolithic painter depicted human figures as a composite of frontal and profile views, the most descriptive picture of the shape of the human body. this format would become the rule of milennia.

Mural paintings from Catal Höyük, Turkey (southeast of the modern city of Konya.

The White Tower [of London] Under Construction - Painting By Ivan Lapper - Historic Royal Palaces, Tower of London

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