sumerian alphabet. I'm thinking there must be some way of turning these into a decorative pattern.

sumerian alphabet. I'm thinking there must be some way of turning these into a decorative pattern.

Enkidu and Gilgamesh. Characters out of the earliest Mesopotamian creation story cycle called the Enuma Elish.

Enkidu and Gilgamesh. Characters out of the earliest Mesopotamian creation story cycle called the Enuma Elish.

The Sumerians were the first known people to settle in Mesopotamia over 7,000 years ago, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (modern day Iraq). Sumer was often called the cradle of civilization. By the 4th millennium BC, it had established an advanced system writing, spectacular arts and architecture, astronomy and mathematics. The origin of the Sumerians remains a mystery till this day.

The Sumerians were the first known people to settle in Mesopotamia over 7,000 years ago, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (modern day Iraq). Sumer was often called the cradle of civilization. By the 4th millennium BC, it had established an advanced system writing, spectacular arts and architecture, astronomy and mathematics. The origin of the Sumerians remains a mystery till this day.

Ereshkigal- Sumerian myth: goddess of the dead and ruler of the underworld. She was the only one who could pass judgement and enact laws in her kingdom.

Ereshkigal- Sumerian myth: goddess of the dead and ruler of the underworld. She was the only one who could pass judgement and enact laws in her kingdom.

A Sumerian sculpture housed in the British Museum. The statue is that of a ram with glorious curved horns. The Sumerians used the ram as a symbol of their culture.

A Sumerian sculpture housed in the British Museum. The statue is that of a ram with glorious curved horns. The Sumerians used the ram as a symbol of their culture.

Inanna ( Sumerian: Inanna; Akkadian: Ištar)  was the Sumerian goddess of love, fertility, and warfare, and goddess of the E-Anna temple at the city of Uruk, her main centre. As early as the Uruk period, she was associated with the city of Uruk where stood her greatest shrine, the House of Heaven.

Inanna ( Sumerian: Inanna; Akkadian: Ištar) was the Sumerian goddess of love, fertility, and warfare, and goddess of the E-Anna temple at the city of Uruk, her main centre. As early as the Uruk period, she was associated with the city of Uruk where stood her greatest shrine, the House of Heaven.

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