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Postulate: Sumerian Culture 1 from 3

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March 14, 2009

Sumerian Timeline

Fifth millennium: Early developments in Sumer
Fourth millennium: Protoliterate period
Third millennium: Rival kings & periods of unification includes Early Dynastic, Sargonic, & Ur III periods
Second millennium’s first half: Ascendancy of Amorite dynasties of Isin, then Larsa, then Babylon. This period ends with devastating Hittite raid around 1600 BC

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Postulate: Sumerian Culture 2 from 3

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March 15, 2009

Sumerian language

The chronology of written Sumerian can be divided into several periods.
1. Archaic Sumerian — 3100 – 2600/2500 BCE
2. Old or Classical Sumerian — 2600/2500–2300/2200 BC E
3. Neo-Sumerian — 2300/2200 – 2000 BCE
4. Late Sumerian — 2000 – 1800/1700 BC E
5. Post-Sumerian — 1800/1700 – 100 BC E

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ANE – Mari / 2

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May 31, 2009

Archeological Findings at Mari

The Mari Tablets are a large group of tablets discovered by French archaeologists in the 1930’s. More than 23,000 tablets were found, which gave information about the kingdom of Mari including the customs of the Mari kingdom, as well as giving names of people who lived during that time .

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