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Mesopotamian cylinder seal

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Seal impression

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Greenstone seal

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These four cylinder seals and seal impressions all show gods and goddesses, three of whom are also on the seal of Adda.

Goddess seal

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Notice the goddess with the horned hat and flounced skirt.

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Ea seal

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Ea sits to the right with water flowing from his shoulders.

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Shamash seal

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Shamash with his foot on a mountain and another goddess with a horned hat.

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Ishtar seal

Ishtar_seal

Ishtar with her weapons rising from her shoulders.

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Creation of humans

Source: mesopotamia.co.uk

An illustrated story of the creation of humans on the British Museum’s Ancient Mesopotamia website.

Visit the site http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/gods/story/sto_set.html

A table of gods

Source: mesopotamia.co.uk

A table of the Mesopotamian gods on the British Museum’s Ancient Mesopotamia website.

Visit the site http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/gods/explore/exp_set.html

Roman gods and goddesses

Source: britishmuseum.org

Ancient Roman gods and goddesses.

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers/discover/all_about/gods_of_roman_britain.aspx

Hindu gods and goddesses

Source: ancientindia.co.uk

Ancient Hindu gods and goddesses.

Visit the site http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/hinduism/explore/exp_set.html

Egyptian gods and goddesses

Source: ancientindia.co.uk

Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses.

Visit the site http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html

Outside the classroom



Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org/

Manchester Museum

Source: museum.manchester.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Source: fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org
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Mesopotamian cylinder seal