Essays Tagged: "Sumerian"

Developement of ancient systems of writing in Iraq and Egypt

oindicate what the symbol represented. These new symbols were calleddeterminative. For example, the Sumerians placed a symbol in frontof, or sometimes behind, the word sign to give the reader anindica ... of cuneiform to write Akkadian, the numberof different types of symbols shifted from pictograms in Sumerianto phonetograms. The main reason for this is that the Akkadianlanguage is structured differe ...

(6 pages) 86 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

The Code of Hammurabi and how people lived their lives according to it

c age, which has influenced future generations. Such a legal structurebased on older collections of Sumerian and Akkadian laws was revised, adjusted, and expandedby Hummurabi himself.1The code backed ...

(3 pages) 131 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Epic of Gilgamesh. This essay is about a story of the ancient Sumerian people called The Epic of Gilgamesh written circa 2000 B.C.E.

irst literary work, The Epic of Gilgamesh, is a story that dates back four millennia to the ancient Sumerian culture. The story centers on Gilgamesh, a man with superhuman qualities who struggles with ... with the quest for immortality and knowledge. This story is important for understanding the ancient Sumerians because it portrays their beliefs about cultural values and about religion and the afterli ...

(3 pages) 229 1 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Ancient Mesopotamia.

Before the middle of the 19th century the existence of the Sumerian and Babylonian people was not known. The first major excavations took place in 1842. This l ... le was not known. The first major excavations took place in 1842. This lead to the discovery of the Sumerian and Babylonian people.The first major archaeological finding were huge temples made of clay ... ound written evidence that these man-made mountains were called Ziggurats and was the center of the Sumerian religion.Another major archaeological finding was the discovery of the sumerians writing. H ...

(1 pages) 106 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Early Temple Architechture and Temple Worship from Ancient Near East, Egypt and Greece

The god's temple formed the city's monumental nucleus. A well-preserved temple and early example of Sumerian architecture is the White Temple at Uruk. Its 5000-year-old design is one of mud brick and ... on top of the mound, which in turn gets them closer to the heavens and the gods. Gudea, of the Neo-Sumerian age, wanted to show his devotion to the gods by making many diorite, statues which were a s ...

(5 pages) 80 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

This essay outlines the reasons why the Sumerian civilization has had the most effect on modern culture out of all of the other ancient civilizations.

oncepts were invented thousands of years ago by an ancient people to whom much success is owed. The Sumerians, who were particularly innovative inventors, gave modern culture many of those concepts. T ... riting. Clearly, the ancient civilization that has had the greatest effect on modern culture is the Sumerian civilization.Although some may argue that the great achievements of other civilizations ove ...

(2 pages) 74 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Analytical Essay on the Flood Narratives in 'Gilgamesh' and the Bible

Flood narratives are present in both the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh and in the Bible and although they are very similar, they are also very d ... of Gilgamesh and in the Bible and although they are very similar, they are also very different. The Sumerian version of the flood story is related to a polytheistic, antropocentric and fatalistic worl ... and one god could not bring such a disaster on the men.Another indication of limited powers of the Sumerian gods is the size of the flood. In 'Gilgamesh' only one city is flooded while in the Bible e ...

(6 pages) 120 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

5 Most Important Events From Ancient History

velop new things instead of worrying about basic needs like finding enough food.In 3,000 B.C.E. the Sumerians (Mesopotamia) developed the world's first writing, cuneiform. This allowed them to post la ... t be possible. We wouldn't be at school, computers, virtually everything, including freedom, if the Sumerians hadn't developed writing. I wouldn't be typing this report if the Sumerians hadn't develop ...

(2 pages) 82 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Tell Asmar Statuettes, Victory Stele of Naram-sin, Law Code of Hammurabi, Ishtar Gate.

1) Tell Asmar Statuettes -dated around 2700-2600 B.C. and came from Sumerian architecture. These statuettes were from the Abu temple and these statuettes represented th ...

(1 pages) 41 1 3.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Greek Law

an integral component of other areas of life, branching out into political and social implications.SumerianThe earliest human legal systems were almost universally forms of lex talionis. The lex tali ... lie the legal system in modern Western Europe today. (Witt, et al., 2001, p. 260)CONCLUSIONFrom the Sumerians to the Romans, it was apparent that some kind of control needed to be put into place. Henc ...

(6 pages) 46 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Civilizations of the fertlile Crescent

own together as Sumer , The citizens of the city whose origins are unknown migrated from the north. Sumerians are credited with many inventions such as the wagon wheel and plow, casting objects in cop ... bronze, and created a system of writing although writing was also being developed in Egypt at time.Sumerians pressed wedge shaped symbols called Cuneiform symbols into clay tablets using writing stic ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Mesopatonmia and early society In the new forming world

increased and as collective management became more advanced, a process of urbanization evolved and Sumerian civilization took root. Sumer was a mixture of linguistic and ethnic groups that included t ... ons of native inhabitants and the people who brought their culture with them when they settled. The Sumerians were also highly innovative people, because the responded creatively to the challenges of ...

(4 pages) 51 0 4.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Egyptian Art

plateau than man. With this assumption all mankind would like to be closer to "the gods". The Sumerians and the Egyptians believed this assumption as well. Sumerian people built the White Temple ... ey alignment of the sides to the cardinal points of the compass seemed to be a major concern of the Sumerians and the Egyptians. One may ask why this is? The reason I believe, as well as the text, is ...

(4 pages) 19 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers


point: religion and fear-based relationships with the gods.Lee 2 In these mesopotamian writings the Sumerians and Babylonians have a relationship with the gods that can be summed up in one word: fearf ... se. The Penitential Prayer to Every God is the most obvious reflection of this fear based religion. Sumerian in origin, it is very repetitive of one wish: forgiveness. Mercy is begged for line after l ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


opotamia is the basic area of Iraq in today's society. The people who lived in this are were called Sumerians. Around 3000 b.c. everything in this general are began to dry up. This includes the rivers ... , farms, and so on. This ingenuity at that part of time brought on a huge growth in populations.The Sumerian world is run by gods and demons. Everything that happens to the people is due to the will o ...

(3 pages) 32 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Empires Of The Fertile Cresent

e civilizations which contributed most to the development of humankind; these civilizations are the Sumerians, the Babylonians, and the Hebrews. The Sumerians were the first civilizations in the Tigri ... stian religion was derived from. The ancient civilization of Sumer was a very important one. Sumerians created one of the most important things today. It might not seem big but without the whee ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Advent Of Modern Means Of Communication

of the empires can be taken as a efficiency of communication.Early Modes of Communication 4000 B.C. Sumerian writing on clay tablets.618 A.D. The "˜ti-pao' " official newspaper"� introduc ...

(8 pages) 37 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Comparison between "Epic of Gilgamesh", translated by N.K.Sandars and "Noah and the Flood," from Genesis

he most to him dies, the proud Gilgamesh must come to reality that he will not live forever. In the Sumerian's view, death offers only emptiness and Gilgamesh rebels against it, and sets off on a ques ... f Gilgamesh" and "Noah and the flood" are very different and similar in many ways. For example, the Sumerians and the Babylonians believed in the story, "Epic of Gilgamesh" and the Jewish believed in ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.5 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Concept Of Immortality

alizing the earliest civilizations known to man, three great and ancient cultures come to mind: the Sumerians, the Hebrews, and the Greeks. All these cultures were vastly unique from one another and a ... ralization. This idea is the following: there is similarities between the Bronze Age Greeks and the Sumerians, as well as similarities between the Classical Age Greeks and the Hebrews, over the concep ...

(2 pages) 1132 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Gilgamesh And Death

is a very large theme in the "The Epic of Gilgamesh." Being that this epic largely represented the Sumerian and Mesopotamians idea I believe the feeling of Gilgamesh himself on death and it's afterma ... an attempt to become immortal. If Gilgamesh is supposed to be a representation of men in the Sumerian and Mesopotamian culture then through his epic it would be quite evident that they were a c ...

(3 pages) 59 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology