Cairo Egypt: population of 6.76 million. Cairo is near the Great Sphinx and the Giza pyramid complex. Cairo Egyptian Museum shows - Pharaoh Tutankhamen tomb collection, discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter at the Valley of the King. I have given a few facts about Cairo but it is rich with history. Angie
Influential broad term. Athens/Rome academics/ religion) I think rule. Const/Istan close. Egyptian medical/math rank high but can't think of a city. Sumer blank. I have to include Babylon/Berlin (hedonistic/political-religion mix) for greed and evil?
Kevo- so true about Sumer, practically everything we have in our civilization today had their roots in the Sumerian epoch. I'm saving my choice abit longer- surprised no ones brought it up yet, but we'll see.
Indeed it does Alastar, and Teylina, Sumer along with Akkad and Assyria and Babylon where the main civilizations that made up the Mesopotamian empires. They brought along the bronze age and the Egyptians picked this up from them as well.
Kevo, thanks so much for my anthropological/art/geographical/historical lesson! And, no, I'm NOT being facetious. One thing about hp is the learning, relearning, testing of our memories of anything because so many great minds keep mine working--sometimes too hard! When I saw "Sumerian" and "bronze" my mind went to work trying to remember what the bells in my belfry were ringing! So I really, truly appreciate your explanation, because now the bells are ringing peacefully until I can check it out--glad you named it and grateful for the nutshell lesson!! Makes sense now!
Read some of Zechariah Sitchen's books sometime Tey. His translations of the Sumerian cuneiform texts are fascinating and have convinced many that there may be more to the ancient "gods" than mere myth.
"studied" portions of other translations of little of the cuneiform texts--varying messages, couple allusions to same as your comment about Sitchen--have to look him up-- this happens to be something I've been interested in a long time. Istanbul yes!
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