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Mesopotamian Religions and Beliefs (First part)

Mesopotamian religions are those religions born between two great rivers, Tigris and Euphrates. We will follow the text of Mircea Eliade, History of Religious Ideas, volume I.  It is probable that Sumerians penetrated from the north, then settling in the lower Mesopotamia, i.e. the present Iraq, submitting the indigenous populations. However…

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Ancient Mesopotamian and Canaanite civilization (First part)

The rise of ancient Mesopotamian civilization occurred at the end of the fourth millenium in southern Mesopotamia alongside the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, where the Sumerians created city states, each with its local god. In Uruk there were two main temples: one was for Anu, the god of heaven; the…

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