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V. "Opening The Eyes And Opening The Mouth": Interdisciplinary Contexts

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The increasing use of barley in the third millennium, particularly in the irrigated alluvial plain of southern Mesopotamia, is most apparent in administrative tablets. Based on the textual record then, it is apparent that barley became an increasingly important element of the agricultural system over the course of the third millennium. The Warka vase, the Great Lyre of Ur and the Altar of Tukulti-Ninurta are all included in the canon of Mesopotamian art. A major difference between the Mesopotamian and modern object self-portraits lies in where the image of the object is positioned. Wherever research is based, a crucial component of ethnoarchaeological study is the actual observation of objects “in action.” It is an accepted fact among scholars of the ancient Near East that the cuneiform script was rotated ninety degrees counterclockwise at some point in its history.

Keywords: altar; barley; cuneiform script; ethnoarchaeological study; Great Lyre; Mesopotamian art; modern object self-portraits; Warka vase



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