deity of Nippur. Uttering the name of heaven and earth, he...[...] Clearly, the story of Noah’s ark was plaigerised and altered from the Sumerian version and incorporated into the Bible as fact. known he became a cupbearer to King Ur-Zazaba of Kish in Sumer. Rim-Sin, biblical Ariokh), the Elamite king of Larsa, styles himself "shepherd of the land of Nippur." Map #12: Albrecht Durer, Map of the Constellations, 1515 CE; 2: Rivers and Roads . First, it’s illogical to think that we have discovered every written record of the flood that has ever existed. About by the windstorms on the great waters, "Stand by the wall at my left side..., The hero Utu brought his rays into the giant boat. and measuring 18 x 21 cm, is incised with a plan of Nippur, the religious center of the Sumerians in Babylonia during this period. entire sacred precinct in the city of Nippur. designation originally of the staged tower at Nippur, built in imitation Nippur, Iraq Located in the marshes of southern Mesopotamia, in modern-day Iraq, Nippur was one of the most sacred cities in the ancient Middle East. 1: Mapping the Skies, Prehistory to Renaissance, Map #1: Lascaux, France: Pleiades, c. 17,000 BCE, Map #2: Polynesian Constellations, 300 BCE–1200 CE Closer Look, Map #5: The Origin of the Zodiac, Ancient Mesopotamia: 1130 BCE, Map #6: Greek Constellations and Arabic Stars: The Almagest (150 CE) and Arabic Star Lists (1065 CE), Map #7: First Maps of the Greek Constellations, Persia, 964 CE, Map #9: Dunhuang Star Map (Tang Dynasty), 618-907 CE\, Map #10: Chinese Constellations (Song Dynasty), 1193 CE, Map #11: From Sky to Land: Directions in China, 3000 BCE-Present, Map #12: Albrecht Durer, Map of the Constellations, 1515 CE, Map #13: Ancient Mesopotamia: The Town of Nippur, c. 2300 BCE, Map #14: Map of the Route to Paradise, Egypt, 1985-1795 BCE, Map #15: Road Map to the Egyptian Quarries, 1150 BCE, Map #16: Rivers and Roads: the Oldest Map in China, c. 239 BCE, Map #17: Rome Mapped in Marble The Severan Marbles, 203-211 CE, Map #18: All Roads Lead to Rome: The Peutinger Table, c. 350-400 CE, Map #19: River Maps: The Indus River, c.1065 CE, Map #20: Cairo to Constantinople: A Nautical Route Along the Mediterranean, c.1065, Map #22: Gough Map of Britain: Rivers and Roads, c. 1360 CE, 3: Mapping the World, 600 BCE – c. 1450 CE, Map #24: Medieval Christian T-O Map, c. 600 CE, Map #25: World Climate Map, c. Fifth Century CE, Map #26: Medieval Islamic Map of the World, c. 1300 CE, Map #27: First Turkish Map of Central Asia c. 1072 CE, Map #29: Idrisi’s Circular Map of the World c. 1165 CE, Map #30: Earliest Known Ptolemaic Map of the World, c.1300 CE, Map #31: Fra Mauro’s Map of the World, 1448-1459 CE, Map #32: Buddhist World Map from Japan 1710 CE, Map #36: Chart of the Mediterranean, Western Europe, and Northwestern Africa 1511, Map #37: Which Way is North: An Introduction to the History of Directions in the West, Map #38: Map of the Known World by Martellus c. 1490, Map #39: First Map of America: The Cantino Map, 1502, Map #40: Latitude and Longitude: The Keys to Explaining the World, Map #41: Waldseemuller’s Map of the World, 1507, Map #42: The Indian Ocean mapped by Jorge Reinel, Map #44: Magellan’s Circumnavigation of the Globe, 1519-1522, Map #45: Abraham Ortelius, The Atlas, 1570, Part A, Map #46: Abraham Ortelius, The Atlas, 1570 Part B, Map #48: Native Towns of Spanish Mexico, 1570, Map #49: Guaman Poma, Mappamundi as Satire, 1615, Map #50: Northeast Coast of North America, 1607, Map #53: Tupaia’s Map of Tahiti for Captain Cook, 1769, Map #54: North American Buckskin Map, 1774-1775, Map #56: Slaves on the Gold Coast of Africa, 1729, Map #57: The Niger River Described by a Fulani Ruler, 1824, Map #59: Napoleon’s Advance and Retreat from Moscow, 1812-1813, Map #60: Japan: The First Rice Field Surveys, Eighth Century CE, Map #61: Chinese County Maps: Dinghai County, 1226 CE, Map #63: The Land That Windmills Made: A Dutch Polder Map, 1712, Map #64: Paris on the Eve of the French Revolution, 1789, Map #65: Ordnance Survey Origins: Scotland’s Loch Ness, 1747-1755, Map #68: The Eight Provinces of Korea, ca.