18 Seals of the mother goddess Inanna - from Sumerian culture. Note the Queen of the Night relief (see below) in the second row. The Semitic goddess Ishtar is a cognate of the earlier Sumerian goddess Innana
Cradles of Civilization: Sargon of Akkad - Lecture by Dr. As the writing system develops, the Sumerian and Akkadian civilizations start describing their world. The autobiography of the Akkadian King Sargon of Akkad is recounted.
Ninurta was a Sumerian and the Akkadian god of hunting and war. He was worshipped in Babylonia and Assyria and in Lagash he was identified with the city god Ningirsu. In older transliteration the name is rendered Ninib and Ninip, and in early commentary he was sometimes portrayed as a solar deity.
Gypsum tile Neo-Assyrian, about century BC From Ashur, northern Iraq The relief carved on this tile depicts a worshipper before a god carrying a bow. The excavator, Walter Andrae, thought that the god represented is Ninurta.