Saturday, September 18, 2004

Mesopotamia, History Of, Political fragmentation

It is probable that the definitive separation from Ur III came about through changing components of the population, from �Sumerians and Akkadians� to �Akkadians and Amorites.� An Old Babylonian liver omen states that �he of the steppes will enter, and chase out the one in the city.� This is indeed an abbreviated formula for an event that took place more than once: the usurpation

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