Ancient Mesopotamia, End of 4th Millennium B.C., How Seal Engraving Led to Invention of Writing.
POSTER Print from Original 1950 illustration.
ORIGINAL 1950 illustration - based on excavation in 1927 of an ancient Mesopotamian site.
DESCRIPTION PAGE included - separate FULL page, fascinating details of the scene and historical background.
SCENE (part of description page): Temple Yard of ancient URUK. Three people making cylinder seals, in the background man is pouring water into fish bowl....(FULL DESCRIPTION on a separate page).
Uruk ( Erech) was famous as the capital city of GILGAMESH, hero of the EPIC of GILGAMESH. It is also believed Uruk is the biblical (Genesis 10:10) Erech, the second city founded by NIMROD in Shinar. Uruk was the main force of urbanization during the Uruk period (4000–3200 BC). This period of 800 years saw a shift from small, agricultural villages to a larger urban center with a full-time bureaucracy, military, and stratified society Painting is by H.Herget, based on archeological excavation in 1927 of an ancient Mesopotamian site by Ephraim Avigdor Speiser who was a Jewish Polish-born American Assyriologist. He discovered the ancient site of Tepe Gawra in 1927 and supervised its excavation between 1931 and 1938.
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