August 31, 2011

◿⋚⊼⋛◺ Ancient Sumer ◿⋚⊼⋛◺

What's old is new & you can't get any older than Sumerians. Thousands of years before Egypt's old kingdom, these marsh dwellers were recording their lives and legends in cuneiform script. The calendar and mathematics we use today were given to us by the Sumerians. They claimed to have learned many of these secrets from Oannes, a deity with the body of a fish and a man's body beneath, which lived in the Persian Gulf and emerged periodically to provide instructions. No one can say exactly where this knowledge came from, but it served as the foundation of civilization and marked the beginning of recorded history. Their achievements in astronomy and architecture were unparalleled in the world of 3000 BC. What the ancients knew, we have yet to comprehend.....
Photographs from the Sumer book by Andre Parrot from the Arts of Man series.


  1. Great post! I think the sumerians were out of this world!

  2. So interesting! The ziggurats are amazing!!!