Following the collapse of the Sumerian "Ur-III" dynasty at the hands of the Elamites in 2002 BC, the Amorites, another Semitic people who had begun to migrate into Mesopotamia from the northern Levant, gradually gained control over most of southern Mesopotamia.The city-state of Babylon circa 1894 BC,ultimately took over other city states in southern Mesopotamia and formed the first Babylonian empire, also called the Old Babylonian Period.
The Royal Cemetery of Ur, Iraq: This photograph shows the progress of the excavations in the deep hole, Pit X, undertaken from by Leonard Woolley. The large-scale excavation removed cubic meters of soil and involved over 150 workers.
Le Code de Hammurabi est un texte juridique babylonien daté d'environ 1750 av. J.-C., à ce jour le plus complet des codes de lois connus de la Mésopotamie antique. Il a été redécouvert en 1901-1902 à Suse en Iran, gravé sur une stèle de 2,25 mètres de haut comportant la quasi-totalité du texte en écriture cunéiforme et en langue babylonienne, exposée de nos jours au Musée du Louvre à Paris
Sumerian Alabaster Figure of a Worshiper, Early Dynastic III, c. BC This example is similar to others found at the temple of Sin (phase VIII) at Khafajah, an archaeological site in Diyala Province,Iraq. It was part of the ancient Sumerian.
❤família - The ankh, also known as key of life, was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read 'eternal life'; Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.
ancientpeoples: “ Queen’s Lyre Found at the Royal Cemetery of Ur 2600 BC Early Dynastic III Leonard Woolley discovered several lyres in the graves in the Royal Cemetery at Ur. This was one of two that he found in the grave of ‘Queen’ Pu-abi.