Sumerians – finding out about them and their later influence

Posted: March 22, 2013 by pupilsinevelina in Countries, general

Ziggurat – Is a ten-storey, stepped pyramidal office building and adjacent 5 story concrete parking structure located in West Sacramento, California on the shore of the Sacramento River. Designed to resemble the ancient Mesopotamian Ziggurats, the building was billed by The Money Store in 1997 and is currently leased by the California Department of General Service. It is the headquarters to DGS.

Located on more than 7 aces (28,000m2) adjacent to the tower bridge.

 

Cuneiform – Is one of the earliest known systems of writing. Emerging in Sumer in the late 4th millennium BC, cuneiform writing began as a system of pictorial representation became simplified and more abstract as the number of character in use grew smaller, from about 1,000 in the early Bronze Age to  about 400 in late Bronze Age.

The Original Sumerian script was adapted for the writing of the Akkadian, Eblaite, Hittite, Luwuan, Hattic, Hurrian and Uratian Languages, and it inspired the Ugartitic and Old Persian alphabets. Cuneiform writing was gradually replaced by the Phoenician alphabet during the Neo-Assyrian Empire, and by the 2nd century AD, the script had became extinct, all knowledge of how to read it forgotten until it began to be deciphered in the 19th century.

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