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Ancient Mesopotamia, End of 4th Millennium B.C., Seal Engraving, 1950 Original

1950 original illustration, how seal engraving led to invention of writing

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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.

SHIPPING: By Registered Mail - in a large padded envelope, protected between few pieces of sturdy cardboard, reinforced with thin wooden planks, and "Don't Bend" written in Red on both sides. 

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