I lived and worked for 1 1/2 years within sight of the Sumerian
Ziggurat at the ancient site of Ur in Southern Iraq about 5 miles south
east of Nasriyah.
The Sumerians invented the pottery wheel. There are
literally millions of pottery shards at this site. I saw several
ancient water wells thickly lined with pottery shards. They invented
writing and the wheel. I saw a broken vase partially uncovered. It was
large with a glossy white background with beautiful intricate blue and
gold designs on it. These people of Suma who lived there 4,500 were
They built a Ziggurat which is a large tall structure with a
brick exterior filled in with dirt. The temple to their moon good was
at the top.
The mortar for the bricks was dried tar. But the extreme
paradox with this fact of an incredible race of people that existed
there 5,000 years ago is the violent, simple minded people who live
Nothing artistic or inventive or philosophical or anything except oil
and angry people has come out of there since the fall of the Sumerian
empire. What the hell happened?