Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was a historical king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk, a major hero in ancient Mesopotamian mythology, and the protagonist of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem written in Akkadian during the late second millennium BC. Continue reading

Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh relates to the futile search for immortality of a Sumerian king based on the king who ruled the city of Uruk (Erech) in 2200 BCE. Continue reading

Townhomes Developed in Iraq

Inhabitants of the Mesopotamian city of Ur, Iraq began constructing two-storey mud brick townhomes in 2025 BCE. Continue reading

Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi

Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyyā al-Rāzī (ابوبكر محمّد زکرياى رازى‬ Abūbakr Mohammad-e Zakariyyā-ye Rāzī, also known by his Latinized name Rhazes or Rasis) (854–925 CE), was a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist, philosopher, and important figure in the history of medicine. Continue reading

Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zalcariya al-Razi was a Muslim physician of note

Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zalcariya al-Razi a Muslim physician, was known as Rhazes in the West, served as chief physician at hospitals in Rayy, Persia, and Baghdad. Continue reading

A personal name to survive in the written records

The name was En-lil-ti, the personal name which has survive in written records, was inscribed on clay tablets in Sumer (now Iraq) circa the 34th century BCE. Continue reading

Pigeon postal system

Pigeons were regularly used for official and military communications, Continue reading

First Landscape in Art

Landscape first appeared in Sumerian art circa 2300 BCE, Continue reading

First Hospital to keep medical charts

In the 10th Century, a hospital opened in Baghdad (modern Iraq). Continue reading

Wheat, the First Cereal Crop

The First evidence of wheat as a cereal crop and its cultivation was before 10,000 BCE. Continue reading