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Unformatted text preview: is another feature. I am highlighting in this presentation the decipherment of the script and
also a short description of Hammurabi's code; the former for sheer
tenacity of the pioneers and the later as an admiration for a law-giver
who need not to have burdened himself with such constraints.
Before I hand you over to my presentation I must mention the
supposed connection between Sumeria and India, in general and Sumeria
and Tamilnadu, in particular. That the connection between ancient
Sumeria and the Indian continent exists is accepted. Some even feel that
Sumerian language was archaic Tamil. But a theory being floated around
and gaining some following is that the Tamils of Sangam age are
descendents of Sumerians. Cuneiform of Sumeria
In Sumeria, now Iraq, was spoken Sumerian and
its script is the earliest writing of the world
by about 3300 BC.
Its script, known as Cuneiform,
was in use till about 100 AD.
During this period, Sumerians produced
a rich body of literature
consisting of more than 50...
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2013 for the course ANTH 340 taught by Professor Philipcarlsalzman during the Spring '12 term at McGill.
- Spring '12