Lumi are mythical creatures like the Sphinx with a human head, body of a lion or bull and the wings of an eagle, which once guarded the city in Mesopotamia. They were considered powerful creatures that served as a clear reminder of the power of the king, and were a symbol of guardian spirit for all people. About it reports “Barbaricum”.
Colossal statues Lumi found during the excavations in the Assyrian capitals, was founded by king Assurnasirpal II (reigned between 883 859 BC) and by king Sargon II (ruled from 721 in 705 BC). The famous winged Sphinx from Nimrud in Iraq (ancient city of Kalhu), guarding the gate to the city in 2015, have been destroyed by ISIL militants. Other sculptures of mythical animals belong to the cities of Dur Sharrukin (now Khorsabad, Iraq).
In each major city Lumi guarding the city gates. At the same time made one of the winged Sphinx to guard the entrance to the throne room. The Mesopotamians believed that Lumi deter the forces of chaos and bring peace into people’s homes. On Akkadian language “Lumi” meant the spirit-guard. Lumi are often found in art and mythology of Mesopotamia. The first detected Lumi was created about 3000 BC Lumi is also known as lamasi, Alladin R. D., and Shedd. Sometimes Lumi izabrali the form of a female deity, but usually he had a man’s head. Women’s Lumi was called ASPAs. Continue reading
The middle East could become the second if not the main, the cradle of modern civilization. At the meeting in Italy the conference, the archaeologists came to the conclusion that civilization was born in a very unusual place — in Iran, far from the fertile valleys of Mesopotamia.
New discoveries during excavations in the Middle East has shaken the archaeological world and has forced scholars to reconsider the history of modern civilization. Until now, archaeologists believed that modern civilization originated in Mesopotamia, within the fertile valley between the Tigris and Euphrates, giving enough resources for the development of complex society. And then, during the third Millennium BC, social structures, wealth and technologies of this society slowly spread along the coast of the Nile and later along the banks of the Indus and Ganges.
New finds of settlements can shake the traditional history of the ancient world to its very foundations, reports of archaeological Science conference in Ravenna, Italy. “Archaeologists do not allow the possibility of the existence at an early stage of development of a society of such large settlements at a distance from major rivers flowing into the ocean. Earlier nobody knew about these cities,” — said the journalist of the Science Andrulonis, who described the findings of scientists in the third the August issue of the magazine. Continue reading
The studies were conducted 10 years
Research project Manager Professor Steve Collins stated that this conclusion was made after serious research, conducted over 10 years at the site at tell El-Hammam.
According to Collins, archaeologists found the ruins of the ancient complex of the Bronze age belong to the large city-state, which was unknown to scientists until the beginning of his / her project.
“An archaeological team discovered a real “gold mine” of ancient monumental structures and artefacts”, quoted by Christian Today.
According to Collins, the comparison found the ruins with the remains of other ancient cities nearby, suggests a maximum matching on a number of criteria known about Sodom from the Bible.
According to the old Testament, in the days of Abraham, Sodom was flourishing and rich city. Continue reading