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ANTIQUITIES ORIENTAL: BABYLON RELIEF 6TH BCE Shamash-ush-usur, governor of Suhi and Mari, praying to the gods Adad and Ishtar. Bas-relief from the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BCE) Babylon, Mesopotamia (Iraq) Museum of Oriental Antiquities, Istanbul, Turkey

ANTIQUITIES ORIENTAL: BABYLON RELIEF 6TH BCE Shamash-ush-usur, governor of Suhi and Mari, praying to the gods Adad and Ishtar. Bas-relief from the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BCE) Babylon, Mesopotamia (Iraq) Museum of Oriental Antiquities, Istanbul, Turkey

Cuneiforms. Found in 31 Century BC (c. 3500-3000 BCE). Cuneiform means wedge shaped. This also comes from a Latin word. There are only few hundred qualified cuneiformists in the world who can read the text. First developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. This was used in Mesopotamia, Persia, and Ugarit. First cuneiform tablet was called proto-cuneiform as they were more visible.

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Old Babylonian Serpentine Cuneiform Tablet // ca. BCE // rectangular tablet with an inscription in twelve lines on the obverse, three on the reverse, in Babylonian cuneiform with a list of personal names, indicating that all were present on some occasion.

Ivory Chairback Panel with a Warrior Holding Lotuses in the Metropolitan Museum of

Mesopotamia: Ivory Chairback Panel with a Warrior Holding Lotuses in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

"The Ishtar Gate or Lions Gate of Ancient Babylon, one of the best preserved ancient artifact in the world." www.bradtguides.com

The Ishtar Gate or Lions Gate of Ancient Babylon, one of the best preserved ancient artifact in the world, at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

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

This Sumerian votive of a priest with an offering to a god is standing in for a worshiper symbolically engaging in continuous prayer. His eyes are exaggerated in fixed attentiveness.

Note this fish-man god is holding one of those mysterious "baskets" seen in ancient artifacts around the world, as well as the symbolic pine cone.

relief depicts a "fish-man" carrying a pinecone and bucket, symbols of purification.Temple of the storm god Adda, under Citadel of Aleppo

Pillar from ancient Babylon. It's of a cow. Babylon had many different gods, this possibly being one of them. ~The "sacred" bull (apis) was worshipped in Baal worship and is called a "dungy idol" by Jehovah.

The bull is represented as a god in many cultures. So that makes me wonder, did the ancient Babylonians eat beef? Would they dare eat something that they worshiped or shared an image with their god?

Black basalt rectangular-sided monument recording Esarhaddon’s restoration of Babylon, 670BC (via British Museum). Ancient typography is still beautiful. Truly a timeless design.

Black basalt rectangular-sided monument recording Esarhaddon& restoration of Babylon, (via British Museum). Ancient typography is still beautiful. Truly a timeless design.

Dating back to approximately 8000 BC, the ancient Iranian city of Susa rose to prominence again and again under Elamite, Babylonian, Achaemenian, Greek, Parthian, Sasanian and Persian civilizations.

Susa -Dating to about 8000 BC, this ancient Iranian city rose to prominence again & again under Elamite/ Babylonian/ Achaemenian/ Greek/ Parthian/ Sassanian/ Persian civilizations

The 3,000 year old Nimrud lens was discovered at the palace of Nimrud, in Iraq. Some experts believe the lens was part of an ancient telescope the Babylonians used, hence their advanced knowledge of astronomy.

Is the Assyrian Nimrud lens the oldest telescope in the world? The Nimrud lens is a piece of rock crystal, which was unearthed by Sir John Layard in 1850 at the Assyrian palace of Nimrud, in modern-day Iraq.

‘The Babylonian World Map, the earliest surviving map of the world (c. 600 BCE), is a symbolic, not a literal representation.

Babylonian Map of the World: Incised on a clay tablet & dates to the century BC. It was discovered at Sippar, southern Iraq, 60 miles km) north of Babylon on the Euphrates River, & was published in The clay tablet resides at the British Museum.

A carving of an Anunnaki. The gods from the 10th planet, Nibiru. 4,000 years later the Bible wrote them with their version of the angels and the fallen angels.

A carving of an Anunnaki, an ancient Mesopotamian deity of the underworld (ancient Iraq) "Notice the "Pine Cone" in his hand?

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