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Published by [International press] in New York .
Written in English


  • Sumerian language -- Texts -- Texts.

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Pagination64 p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17942282M

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Among the 27 texts of the time of Hana, we find the same typology: administrative documents and letters, school, legal and religious texts, this last category being represented by a list of offerings to the goddess Ninkarrak, found in her temple. Paper ISBN $ OUT OF STOCK.   The Sumerian language was developed in ancient Mesopotamia and is the oldest known written language. This language was written in a script known as cuneiform, which was later adapted by other languages that emerged in Mesopotamia and its neighboring regions, including Akkadian, Elamite, and Hittite.. In the modern world, paper (and various electronic devices) is the medium on which . In the second post of a series on language-learning resources at the ISAW Library, Patrick J. Burns sits down with former ISAW Visiting Assistant Professor, Gina Konstantopoulos, to discuss books and other resources available to students curious about learning Sumerian.   Their texts usually consisted of economic and administrative documents, but by the third millennium B.C., Sumerian scribes were also copying down essays, hymns, poetry and myths.

Books shelved as sumerian: The Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymous, Sumerian Mythology by Samuel Noah Kramer, Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gil. Temple Hymn 7 The Kesh Temple Of Ninhursag The Lofty high-lying Kesh in all heaven and earth you are the form-shaping place spreading fear like a great poisonous snake O Lady of the Mountains Ninhursag’s house built on a terrifying site O Kesh like holy Aratta inside is a womb dark and deep your outside towers over all imposing one. Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books Get print book Collection of the Sumerian temple hymns. English & Sumerian - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in.   The Sumerian Worshipers (from the Temple at Tell Asmar), ca BC. It is owing to the indestructible character of these tablet documents and “books” that the twentieth-century world knows so much of the details of Sumerian and later Mesopotamian literature and life. have been recovered, as well as innumerable clay documents.