Questions tagged [mesopotamia]

Refers to the land that lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in ancient times where empires such as Sumer, Akkad and Babylon flourished.

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Was early Mari Sumerian or multicultural?

Mari was a multicultural Semitic and Sumerian city in central Mesopotamia. Despite its rich history during the historical period, I have found almost no discussion of the earliest period. This was ...
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What was the purpose of a tally stick?

I was recently reading a translation of "The debate between Sheep and Grain" Babylonian creation myth. It mentioned the following in lines 130-142: Every night your count is made and your tally-...
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Who was responsible for the correct production of a Mesopotamian 'cubit rod' and whose fingers where used as the standard?

Who was responsible for the correct production of a Mesopotamian 'cubit rod' and whose fingers where used as the standard? Wikipedia notes that the standards changed but gives no source of these ...