Cradles of Civilization - The Lunar/Solar Calendar
The Babylonians developed a calendar based on the moon and sun cycles. The Lunar calendar was designed to work in conjunction...
Cradles of Civilization - The Ziggurat
In part six of his nine part lecture on the Near East, Dr. Neiman discusses the importance of Sumer's influence on Egypt...
Cradles of Civilization: Part 1
Part one of Dr. David Neiman's nine-part lecture outlines the rise of the earliest civilizations in the Near East geographically...
Culture Contact, Cultural Integration and Difference: A Case from Northern Mesopotamia
Ancient northern Mesopotamia reveals the presence of southern Uruk-style material cultural elements along with indigenous...
Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia c. 3500-3000 BCE. It...
Cuneiform and the Amarna Letters
Cuneiform is considered the single most significant legacy of the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. It was developed...
Cuneiform Lexical Lists
Lexical lists are compilations of cuneiform signs and word readings written on clay tablets throughout Mesopotamia. From...
Writing is undeniably one of humanity's most important inventions. The earliest forms of storing information on objects...
A relief of cuneiform writing from Assyria. Exhibited in the British Museum London.
Cylinder Seals in Ancient Mesopotamia - Their History and Significance
Among the most interesting and revealing artifacts discovered from ancient Mesopotamia are the objects known as cylinder...