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The First Museum in History Was Created in 530 BC in the City of Ur by Princess Ennigaldi

Archaeologist Leonard Woolley made amazing discoveries during his life, he directed with T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) the excavations of Carchemish, he found the statue-biography of King Idrimi, and the geological evidence of the flood told in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Woolley is most renowned for his excavations in the ancient Sumerian city of Ur […]

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How Sumerians named substitute kings during eclipses and the custom survived even in Alexander’s time

Between 1805 and 1799 B.C. (according to short chronology) or 1868 and 1861 B.C. (according to medium chronology) King Erra-Imitti ruled in the Sumerian city-state of Isin in present-day Iraq (about 20 miles south of Nippur). His name comes to mean something as a follower of Erra, who was a god of war, riots and […]