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Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215 (2)
Sumer, site of the earliest known civilization, located in the southernmost part of Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, in the area that later became Babylonia and is now southern Iraq, from around Baghdad to the Persian Gulf.

The people called Sumerians, whose language became the prevailing language of the territory, probably came from around Anatolia, arriving in Sumer about 3300 BCE. By the 3rd millennium BCE the country was the site of at least 12 separate city-states: Kish, Erech (Uruk), Ur, Sippar, Akshak, Larak, Nippur, Adab, Umma, Lagash, Bad-tibira, and Larsa. Each of these states comprised a walled city and its surrounding villages and land, and each worshipped its own deity, whose temple was the central structure of the city.

Political power originally belonged to the citizens, but, as rivalry between the various city-states increased, each adopted the institution of kingship. An extant document, The Sumerian King List, records that eight kings reigned before the great Flood.
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Blau Monuments B&W - A black and white photo of some ancient artifacts

Blau Monuments B&W - A black and white photo of some ancient artifacts

Blau Monuments B&W Public domain reproduction of artwork related to ancient Sumerian civilization, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sales contract Shuruppak Louvre AO3766

Sales contract Shuruppak Louvre AO3766

Sumerian contract: selling of a field and a house. Shuruppak, pre-cuneiform script. Français : Contrat archaïque sumérien concernant la vente d'un champ et d'une maison. Shuruppak, inscription pré-cunéiforme.

Ur excavations (1900) (14580924750)

Ur excavations (1900) (14580924750)

Queen Puabi (wrongly called Shubad) Identifier: urexcavations191319join (find matches) Title: Ur excavations Year: 1900 (1900s) Authors: Joint Expedition of the British Museum and of the Museum of the Univers... More

Sumerian Standing male worshiper, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sumerian Standing male worshiper, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Public domain photo of Sumerian sculpture, ancient civilizations, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

The Ziggurat of Ur, sometimes called the "Great Ziggurat

The Ziggurat of Ur, sometimes called the "Great Ziggurat

The Ziggurat of Ur, sometimes called the "Great Ziggurat of Ur" is a Neo-Sumerian ziggurat which is located in the city of Ur near Nasiriyah.

Cone of baked clay … - Egypt

Cone of baked clay … - Egypt

Public domain reproduction of artwork related to ancient Sumerian civilization, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: Sumerian dedicatory(?) inscription from Ekur, the temple of the god Enlil

Cuneiform tablet: Sumerian dedicatory(?) inscription from Ekur, the te...

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sumerian Standing female worshiper, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sumerian Standing female worshiper, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Public domain photo of Sumerian sculpture, ancient civilizations, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

A group of men standing next to each other on a wall. Assyria mesopotamia babylon.

A group of men standing next to each other on a wall. Assyria mesopota...

Bas relief of the persian empire / A relief depicting the history of the british museum - public domain art photo.

Sumerian God. Bull with man's head

Sumerian God. Bull with man's head

Italiano: Sumerian God. Bull with man's head Public domain reproduction of artwork related to ancient Sumerian civilization, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Ziggurat of Ur, sometimes called the "Great Ziggurat

The Ziggurat of Ur, sometimes called the "Great Ziggurat

The Ziggurat of Ur, sometimes called the "Great Ziggurat of Ur" is a Neo-Sumerian ziggurat which is located in the city of Ur near Nasiriyah.

Eye inlay for a statue - Public domain dedication. Metropolitan Museum of Art image.

Eye inlay for a statue - Public domain dedication. Metropolitan Museum...

A close up of an eye on a white surface, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Head from a statue of Ur-Ningirsu, Ruler of Lagash, Neo-Sumerian, c. 2113-2015 BC, gypsum - Sackler Museum - Harvard University - DSC01750

Head from a statue of Ur-Ningirsu, Ruler of Lagash, Neo-Sumerian, c. 2...

Exhibit in the Sackler Museum, Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Public domain reproduction of artwork related to ancient Sumerian civilization, free to use, no copyright restrictions image ... More

Girsu Sumerian Princess

Girsu Sumerian Princess

Girsu Sumerian Princess Public domain photograph of statue, sculpture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Foundation figure of Ur-Namma holding a basket

Foundation figure of Ur-Namma holding a basket

Public domain photo of Sumerian sculpture, ancient civilizations, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Eye inlay for a statue - Drawing. Public domain image.

Eye inlay for a statue - Drawing. Public domain image.

A close up of an eye on a white surface, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: administrative account of barley distribution with cylinder seal impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars

Cuneiform tablet: administrative account of barley distribution with c...

Public domain photo of Sumerian sculpture, 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Hinge bearing Entemena Louvre MNB1418

Hinge bearing Entemena Louvre MNB1418

Hinge inscripted with the name of Entemena, king of Lagash. Diorite, ca. 2400 BC. Français : Crapaudine inscrite au nom d'Entemena, roi de Lagash. Diorite, v. 2400 av. J.-C.

Sumerian Earring - Public domain museum image. A pair of gold hoop earrings on a white background

Sumerian Earring - Public domain museum image. A pair of gold hoop ear...

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Cuneiform tablet: administrative account concerning the distribution of barley and emmer

Cuneiform tablet: administrative account concerning the distribution o...

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Man carrying a box, possibly for offerings

Man carrying a box, possibly for offerings

A bronze figure of a man standing on a pedestal, ca, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215 (2)

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215 (2)

The shaven head, a sign of ritual purity, may identify this figure as a priest. A partially preserved inscription on one shoulder states that he prays to Ninshubur, the goddess associated with the planet Mercury.

Sumerian - Relief Fragment with Male Figures Carrying Goats Before a Ruler - Walters 217 (2)

Sumerian - Relief Fragment with Male Figures Carrying Goats Before a R...

This fragmentary tablet depicts a seated man, probably a ruler or high official, holding a beaker in his right hand and a bundle of plants in his left. A nude priest brings a jug, and a small goat is jumping on... More

Ancient Akkadian Cylindrical Seal Depicting Inanna and Ninshubur

Ancient Akkadian Cylindrical Seal Depicting Inanna and Ninshubur

This image is an accurate, photographic representation of an ancient Akkadian cylindrical seal depicting the goddess Inanna/Ishtar and her sukkal Ninshubur. The seal originates from the Akkad Period and was cr... More

Sumerian Ziggurat - A black and white photo of a model of a building

Sumerian Ziggurat - A black and white photo of a model of a building

Sumerian ziggurat Public domain reproduction of artwork related to Ancient Assyria civilization, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain reproduction of artwork relate... More

Fragmentary head of a worshiper

Fragmentary head of a worshiper

A sculpture of a head on a gray surface, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sumerian Figurine, Ancient Egypt, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sumerian Figurine, Ancient Egypt, Metropolitan Museum of Art

A large rock sitting on top of a white surface, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sumerian Figurine, Ancient Egypt, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sumerian Figurine, Ancient Egypt, Metropolitan Museum of Art

A stone head of a person on a white surface, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: administrative account with entries concerning malt and barley groats

Cuneiform tablet: administrative account with entries concerning malt ...

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bull LACMA M.71.73.4 - A sculpture of a bull with horns on a black base

Bull LACMA M.71.73.4 - A sculpture of a bull with horns on a black bas...

Near East, Sumerian, 889-853 B.C. Sculpture Stone, gold, and lapiz lazuli Length: 4 3/16 in. (10.7 cm) The Phil Berg Collection (M.71.73.4) Art of the Ancient Near East

A piece of stone with writing on it. Ancient sumerian assyrian.

A piece of stone with writing on it. Ancient sumerian assyrian.

A stone tablet with a text on it / A close up of a piece of stone with text / Public domain art photo.

Cuneiform tablet: fragment concerning canals (Sum.e)

Cuneiform tablet: fragment concerning canals (Sum.e)

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of oxen for rituals

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of oxen for rituals

Mesopotamia, probably from Drehem (ancient Puzrish-Dagan) Ur III Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Mesopotamia, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Statue of Gudea - Public domain museum image. A statue of a man reading a book

Statue of Gudea - Public domain museum image. A statue of a man readin...

Public domain photo of Sumerian sculpture, ancient civilizations, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Inscribed brick - Public domain museum image. A close up of a stone with a carving on it

Inscribed brick - Public domain museum image. A close up of a stone wi...

Public domain photo of a 3d object, Neo Sumerian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Nanshe Mesopotamia - Egypt

Nanshe Mesopotamia - Egypt

Français : Déesse debout, probablement Nanshe. Elle est accompagnée par deux oies et tient un vase dans la main. Deux flots d'eau et des poissons émergent du vase. Deux étoiles à six pointes et deux disques so... More

Sumerian economic tablet IAM Š1005

Sumerian economic tablet IAM Š1005

Six-column Sumerian economic tablet mentioning various quantities of barley, flour, bread and beer. From Shuruppak (Tell Fara). Français : Tablette économique sumérienne en six colonnes mentionnant des quanti... More

Sumerian Pendant - Public domain dedication. Metropolitan Museum of Art image.

Sumerian Pendant - Public domain dedication. Metropolitan Museum of Ar...

Public domain photo of a 3d object, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Statue of Ur-Ningirsu, son of Gudea

Statue of Ur-Ningirsu, son of Gudea

Mesopotamia, probably from Girsu (modern Tello) Neo-Sumerian Public domain photograph of a sculpture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: Sumerian dedicatory(?) inscription from Ekur, the temple of the god Enlil

Cuneiform tablet: Sumerian dedicatory(?) inscription from Ekur, the te...

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Cuneiform tablet: record of rations of beer, bread, oil, and onions for messengers

Cuneiform tablet: record of rations of beer, bread, oil, and onions fo...

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Neo Sumerian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sumerian - Stone Foundation Tablet with Inscription of Gudea - Walters 41221 - View A

Sumerian - Stone Foundation Tablet with Inscription of Gudea - Walters...

This tablet is plano-convex, and has an inscription of Gudea on two faces.

Dumuzi aux enfers - Egypt

Dumuzi aux enfers - Egypt

Français : Impression d'un sceau cylindrique qui pourrait représenter Dumuzi retenu en enfer. Il est entouré de deux serpents. English: Cylinder seal impression. Probably Dumuzi imprisoned in the underworld. ... More

Marriage of Inanna and Dumuzi

Marriage of Inanna and Dumuzi

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Cylinder seal of the scribe Kalki (photograph)

Cylinder seal of the scribe Kalki (photograph)

Another illustrationBritish Museum notice(1998) The Two Steles of Sargon: Iconology and Visual Propaganda at the Beginning of Royal Akkadian Relief, British Institute for the Study of Iraq, pp. 93−94 Englis... More

The religion of Babylonia and Assyria especially in its relations to Israel (1908) (14759535166)

The religion of Babylonia and Assyria especially in its relations to I...

Identifier: religionofbabyl00roge (find matches) Title: The religion of Babylonia and Assyria especially in its relations to Israel Year: 1908 (1900s) Authors: Rogers, Robert William, 1864- Subjects: Judais... More

Sumerian Rectangular container - Public domain museum image. A wooden box with a lid on a gray surface

Sumerian Rectangular container - Public domain museum image. A wooden ...

A small white box with two candle holders, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Vessel or ritual stand - Public domain museum image. A white marble box sitting on top of a table

Vessel or ritual stand - Public domain museum image. A white marble bo...

A marble sculpture of a lion's head, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet impressed with cylinder seal: balanced account of barley

Cuneiform tablet impressed with cylinder seal: balanced account of bar...

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Neo Sumerian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sumerian Pendant, Ancient Egypt, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sumerian Pendant, Ancient Egypt, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Public domain photo of a 3d object, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

U-16 (clay nail) - Public domain dedication image

U-16 (clay nail) - Public domain dedication image

Public domain reproduction of artwork related to ancient Sumerian civilization, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sumerian - Headless Male Figures Wearing Kanaches - Walters 214 - Back

Sumerian - Headless Male Figures Wearing Kanaches - Walters 214 - Back

Ancient Sumerians dedicated statues of themselves to their gods, placing them before the divine image in the temple. The posture of the votive statues, with hands clasped against the chest, ensured that they re... More

Sumerian - Headless Male Figures Wearing Kanaches - Walters 214 - Three Quarter Right

Sumerian - Headless Male Figures Wearing Kanaches - Walters 214 - Thre...

Ancient Sumerians dedicated statues of themselves to their gods, placing them before the divine image in the temple. The posture of the votive statues, with hands clasped against the chest, ensured that they re... More

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215 - Three Quarter Left

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215 - Three Quarter Left

The shaven head, a sign of ritual purity, may identify this figure as a priest. A partially preserved inscription on one shoulder states that he prays to Ninshubur, the goddess associated with the planet Mercury.

Neo-Sumerian, Iraq, Girsu, 2143-2124 BC - Statue of Gudea - 1963.154 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Neo-Sumerian, Iraq, Girsu, 2143-2124 BC - Statue of Gudea - 1963.154 -...

Picryl description: Public domain photo of Sumerian sculpture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Pre-Sumerian, Iraq, C. 3250 BC - Amulet Seal in the Form of a Bull - 1981.7 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Pre-Sumerian, Iraq, C. 3250 BC - Amulet Seal in the Form of a Bull - 1...

Picryl description: Public domain image of cow, cattle, livestock, farm animals, agriculture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Sumerian, Iraq, c, 2700 BC - Bull Calf Polemount - 1970.61 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Sumerian, Iraq, c, 2700 BC - Bull Calf Polemount - 1970.61 - Cleveland...

Public domain image of early renaissance art, 15th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Fragment of the Epic of Etana, Akkadian, Mesopotamia, First Dynasty of Babylon, c. 1895-1595 BC, clay - Morgan Library & Museum - New York City - DSC06599

Fragment of the Epic of Etana, Akkadian, Mesopotamia, First Dynasty of...

Exhibit in the Morgan Library & Museum - New York City, New York, USA.

Etana Rollensiegel

Etana Rollensiegel

Deutsch: Die Tonabrollung (H x B x T in cm: 0,5 x 4 x 10) eines Rollsiegels aus der Vorderasiatischen Sammlung der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Sie zeigt unter anderem den Ritt auf einem Adler, ein Handl... More

K-10 - Public domain medieval manuscript

K-10 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Cuneiform tablets were one of the earliest forms of written communication and used by the ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) between the 4th and 1st millennium BCE. ... More

Cone of baked clay … - A stone object with writing on it

Cone of baked clay … - A stone object with writing on it

Public domain reproduction of artwork related to ancient Sumerian civilization, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Fragments of male worshiper - Public domain museum image. A stone statue of a woman with a hat on her head

Fragments of male worshiper - Public domain museum image. A stone stat...

A stone statue of a woman with a hat on her head, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Inlay: banquet scene with a seated figure holding a palm frond

Inlay: banquet scene with a seated figure holding a palm frond

Public domain photo of Sumerian sculpture, ancient civilizations, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of oxen and sheep

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of oxen and sheep

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Neo Sumerian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Votive cone with cuneiform inscription of Gudea

Votive cone with cuneiform inscription of Gudea

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Neo Sumerian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: administrative account with entries concerning malt and barley groats

Cuneiform tablet: administrative account with entries concerning malt ...

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sealing with cylinder seal impressions

Sealing with cylinder seal impressions

Public domain photo of a seal, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Vessel stand with ibex support - Public domain museum image. A statue of a man holding a surfboard on a stand

Vessel stand with ibex support - Public domain museum image. A statue ...

Bronze statue of an egyptian goat, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

B-1 - Egypt - A stone block with writing on it

B-1 - Egypt - A stone block with writing on it

Public domain reproduction of artwork related to ancient Sumerian civilization, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Proto-Cuneiform tablet with seal impressions: administrative account of barley distribution with cylinder seal impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars

Proto-Cuneiform tablet with seal impressions: administrative account o...

A close up of a stone with a map of africa on it, ancient civilizations, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Sumerian - Headless Male Figures Wearing Kanaches - Walters 214 - Right Side

Sumerian - Headless Male Figures Wearing Kanaches - Walters 214 - Righ...

Ancient Sumerians dedicated statues of themselves to their gods, placing them before the divine image in the temple. The posture of the votive statues, with hands clasped against the chest, ensured that they re... More

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215 - Back

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215 - Back

The shaven head, a sign of ritual purity, may identify this figure as a priest. A partially preserved inscription on one shoulder states that he prays to Ninshubur, the goddess associated with the planet Mercury.

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215 - Bottom

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215 - Bottom

The shaven head, a sign of ritual purity, may identify this figure as a priest. A partially preserved inscription on one shoulder states that he prays to Ninshubur, the goddess associated with the planet Mercury.

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215

The shaven head, a sign of ritual purity, may identify this figure as a priest. A partially preserved inscription on one shoulder states that he prays to Ninshubur, the goddess associated with the planet Mercury.

Myth of Etana - Egypt - A black and white photo of an ancient relief

Myth of Etana - Egypt - A black and white photo of an ancient relief

Myth of Etana Public domain reproduction of artwork related to ancient Sumerian civilization, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Transcription of the Weld-Blundell Prism. Stephen Herbert Langdon (1876-1937) Published in 1923

Transcription of the Weld-Blundell Prism. Stephen Herbert Langdon (187...

Transcription of the Weld-Blundell Prism. Stephen Herbert Langdon (1876-1937) Published in 1923

Christian herald (1913) (14579167459)

Christian herald (1913) (14579167459)

Identifier: christianherald36unse (find matches) Title: Christian herald Year: 1913 (1910s) Authors: Subjects: Publisher: Contributing Library: Christian Herald Association Digitizing Sponsor: Tisch Libr... More

The story of the greatest nations; a comprehensive history, extending from the earliest times to the present, founded on the most modern authorities, and including chronological summaries and (14596654787)

The story of the greatest nations; a comprehensive history, extending ...

Identifier: storyofgreatestn01elli (find matches) Title: The story of the greatest nations; a comprehensive history, extending from the earliest times to the present, founded on the most modern authorities, a... More

K-10 - Public domain medieval manuscript

K-10 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Cuneiform tablets were one of the earliest forms of written communication and used by the ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) between the 4th and 1st millennium BCE. ... More

Sumerian Inlay: male torso - Public domain museum image. A sculpture of a bird on a white surface

Sumerian Inlay: male torso - Public domain museum image. A sculpture o...

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Sumerian Votive bowl - Public domain museum image. A white bowl with egyptian writing on it

Sumerian Votive bowl - Public domain museum image. A white bowl with e...

Mesopotamia, Nippur Early Dynastic III Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sumerian Sealing - Public domain museum image. A piece of rock with writing on it

Sumerian Sealing - Public domain museum image. A piece of rock with wr...

Public domain photo of a seal, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of sheep and goats

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of sheep and goats

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Neo Sumerian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: balanced account of Shu-ili

Cuneiform tablet: balanced account of Shu-ili

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Neo Sumerian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of straw

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of straw

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Neo Sumerian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of reeds

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of reeds

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Neo Sumerian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of metals

Cuneiform tablet: receipt of metals

Text 44 reversible text overlayed on a vase, Neo Sumerian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cuneiform tablet: fragment concerning canals (Sum.e)

Cuneiform tablet: fragment concerning canals (Sum.e)

Public domain photo of a cuneiform object, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sumerian Cylinder seal - Public domain museum image. A black and white photo of a stone object

Sumerian Cylinder seal - Public domain museum image. A black and white...

Public domain photo of a seal, Ancient Near Eastern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Babylonian - Sumerian Temple Hymn - Walters 481802 - View A

Babylonian - Sumerian Temple Hymn - Walters 481802 - View A

This tablet (a square cylinder with center hole), inscribed on all four sides, is one of the best preserved copies of the Sumerian hymn to the temple at Kesh. The popular hymn, written in praise of the temple b... More

Sumerian - Deity Holding a Foundation Peg - Walters 54790 - Profile

Sumerian - Deity Holding a Foundation Peg - Walters 54790 - Profile

A deity, wearing a divine horned headdress, kneels with a foundation peg inscribed with King Gudea's name. Though the inscription is mostly defaced, it was probably dedicated to the Ningirsu, god of the city of Lagash.

Sumerian - Land Transfer Document - Walters 41107 - View A

Sumerian - Land Transfer Document - Walters 41107 - View A

This tablet provides evidence for the early date of private land ownership in the city-state of Isin. It lists 17 purchases of land from multiple sellers by one buyer. The text is divided into compartments, a... More

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215 - Left Side

Sumerian - Male Worshiper - Walters 215 - Left Side

The shaven head, a sign of ritual purity, may identify this figure as a priest. A partially preserved inscription on one shoulder states that he prays to Ninshubur, the goddess associated with the planet Mercury.

Prisme de Weld-Blundell - Egypt

Prisme de Weld-Blundell - Egypt

Français : Prisme de Weld-Blundell. Vue des quatre faces : deux colonnes en cunéiforme

The Architect with a Ruler, copy of original in the Louvre, Girsu, Tello, Iraq, Neo-Sumerian, c. 2100 BC, painted plaster cast - Harvard Semitic Museum - Cambridge, MA - DSC06335

The Architect with a Ruler, copy of original in the Louvre, Girsu, Tel...

Exhibit in the Harvard Semitic Museum, Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. This work is old enough so that it is in the public domain. Reproduction of Gudea statue F (Louvre AO 3)

Scheil dynastic tablet (1911)

Scheil dynastic tablet (1911)

Scheil dynastic tablet (1911)

Tablet of the figure with feathers, circa 2700 BCE, Girsu, Sumer

Tablet of the figure with feathers, circa 2700 BCE, Girsu, Sumer

PhotographEnglish: Tablet of the figure with feathers (pre- Ur-Nanshe) Sumer

Male mask Louvre AO31550 - Egypt

Male mask Louvre AO31550 - Egypt

Male “mask”. Français : « Masque » d'homme. Public domain reproduction of artwork related to ancient Sumerian civilization, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Oriental rugs, antique and modern (1922) (14780368235)

Oriental rugs, antique and modern (1922) (14780368235)

Identifier: orientalrugsanti1922hawl (find matches) Title: Oriental rugs, antique and modern Year: 1922 (1920s) Authors: Hawley, W. A. (Walter Augustus), 1863-1920 Subjects: Rugs, Oriental Publisher: New Y... More

B-1 - Public domain medieval manuscript

B-1 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Cuneiform tablets were one of the earliest forms of written communication and used by the ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) between the 4th and 1st millennium BCE. ... More

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