The ancient Near East has long fascinated students and historians, particularly because three major world faiths (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity) got their beginnings in this region. Furthermore, this area is of interest because of other early developments which took place here. After the Neolithic Revolution (the change from humans as hunters/gatherers to farmers), the wheel… Continue reading Intro to Ancient near east Sumer
Deity: Displays the name of the deity along with a notation of any other pantheons they belong to. Patron City: Center of worship of the deity. Description: A brief description of the deity’s duties. Symbol: Symbol commonly used to denote the deity. Relationships: Relationships with other deities. Comments: Interesting side notes concerning the deity. Also… Continue reading Ancient Sumerian Deities
This work is a basic representation of ancient Sumerian writing. Depicted are signs from the Sumerian sign corpus. Medium: Acrylic ink and paint on canvas
The Sumerians were one of the earliest urban societies to emerge in the world, in Southern Mesopotamia more than 5000 years ago. They developed a writing system whose wedge-shaped strokes would influence the style of scripts in the same geographical area for the next 3000 years. Eventually, all of these diverse writing systems, which encompass… Continue reading The Sumerians
A friend of mine asked me to do a statue of Hekate and despite extensive research it took me a long time to get ‘into’ her. But finally I did and I found her chilling, awesome, powerful and inspiring. Here are some background notes on her:
Based on a terracotta relief from Sumer, circa 1950 B.C.