Goddess Nammu and the Anunnaki

Sumer was a historical region in the Middle East that formed the southern part of ancient Mesopotamia, between the floodplains of the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. The Sumerian civilization is considered the first and oldest civilization of the world. Although the origin of its inhabitants, the Sumerians, is uncertain, there are numerous hypotheses about its origins. The most widely accepted today argues that it would have happened no cultural break with the Uruk period, which would rule out external factors such as could be invasions or migrations from other distant lands.

The Sumerians originally practiced a polytheistic religion with anthropomorphic deities representing cosmic and terrestrial forces in their world. During the middle of the third millennium. C., Sumerian deities became more anthropocentric and were “… nature gods transformed into gods of the city.” Gods like Enki and Inanna were seen as if An, god of heaven or Enlil, supreme god of the Sumerian pantheon had assigned them the range, power and knowledge.

As a prelude to other divinities one special find:

Nammu is the Sumerian Goddess of the primordial sea, creator of all things. She gave birth to An (heaven) and Ki (earth), as well as Enki, the master shaper of the world. She instructed Enki on how to create man, and helped him to form them from clay.

NammuThe ancient astronaut theory, also known as paleocontact hypothesis, argues that aliens have visited the planet Earth and that these beings have been responsible, in varying degrees, of the origin and development of human cultures, technologies and religions (another way to call it is  alien creationism).

A common variant of the idea is that most of the deities in the religions, if not all, are actually extraterrestrials, and their technologies were taken as evidence of their divine status.

Sitchin argued that writings of the Sumerians existed that told the story of 50 Anunnaki, inhabitants of a planet called Nibiru, who came to Earth about 400.000 years ago with the intention of undermining raw materials, especially gold, for transport back to Nibiru. Because of their small number, soon got tired of his job and began to create workers for the mines by means of genetic engineering. After many tests, eventually created homo sapiens sapiens: the “Adapa” (model man) or Adam in subsequente mythology. Sitchin contended that the Anunnaki were active in human affairs until their culture was destroyed by global catastrophes caused by the abrupt end of the last ice age about 12,000 years ago. Seeing that humans survived and all they had built was destroyed, the Anunnaki left Earth after having given humans the opportunity and means to govern themselves.

a_51Nammu was the goddess who gave birth to Heaven and Earth, in the times of the Sumerians. The representation of this goddess is the one of a naked woman, straight, snakehead and breast-feeding a child. Their bodies are decorated with cupolas as a symbol of the underworld and magic method to ask the goddess the rebirth of what is in her womb. They also have broad shoulders, arms faced as symbol of protection. Great pubic triangle alluding to earthly paradise where life originates and resurrection.

We present here our representation of the goddess Nammu. Shaped by the painter and sculptor Angel Corral for us (which from here we appreciate his help) taking inspiration on a statuette now disappeared from the Baghdad Museum.

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The reproductions are made of polyurethane resin loaded with crushed marble and mounted on a wooden stand. They are hand painted and aged.

Dimensions (without stand):

22 x 10 x 6 cm

With the base reaches about 30 cm high.

Weight: Approximately 550 grams

The finish is hand shaped and painte, so each one is unique and may have slight differences in color with to the photo.

They are at your disposal in our store.

References::

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religi%C3%B3n_sumeria

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiguos_astronautas

http://www.historiaantigua.es/sumer/tradicionreligiosa/tradicionreligiosa.html

http://www.lamentiraestaahifuera.com/2010/11/24/la-diosa-nammu/

http://www.expresionbinaria.com/la-historia-secreta-de-los-sumerios/

Leonardo’s freestanding bridge

Here’s a quick craft to spend the afternoon and if you Seize children to enjoy learning, there is no question of giving them a kind of strength of materials …. but something remains.

Browsing as usual on the internet, and as usual, looking for something else, I went to give this blog a technology teacher:

http://pelandintecno.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/puente-autoportante-de-leonardo-da.html

Our compliments to the author of this blog, I wish all teachers (thankfully we know many cases) cared so much for making children understand the concepts of such an interesting way.

The bridge in question designed by Leonardo da Vinci, appears in Codex Atlanticus, Volume 1. pages 69r and 71v. (1483 – 1518  Ambrosian library in Milan). It is a bridge designed for war, lightweight, whose main characteristic is that it holds only for the charge distribution sleepers enter ingeniously fitted together, without ties or nails.

This is the picture that has come down to us:pl (Large)

Here’s a drawing with the necessary parts:

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sierra (Large)I used two strips of circular section 12 and 6 mm in diameter. To make the holes I used the circular saw blade placing 6 mm space that it might be necessary for the “rungs” without cutting the whole piece.

 

 

palitos (Large)Although it’s relatively simple, in the case of using all the slats cylindrical We must be careful to cut at diametrically opposite points, because if we deviate, the pieces will not fit, so it would be easier to start with the pieces that make of “legs” are of square section. They can be cut with hacksaw and retouch them with a file.
In my case I used the circular machine, to make it faster

 

Here a sketch of the assembly:

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I have to apologize for the quality of the photos, at first I did this as a personal entertainment and not properly documented.

And the bridge assembled:

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Later I decided to make it with all the pieces of the same diameter because it seemed a more elegant solution. In this case we can not make the cuts deep enough to fit the whole cross parts, only a half, so that besides being a clever example of load distribution becomes a fun pastime when mounting, as a house of cards.

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Leonardo designed the bridge for war, as it was easy to assemble and take advantage of the surprise element. For us it is a toy that helps us to exercise our manual skills and our patience.

A friend who wanted to do it with her toddler that is too young to use saws (apart from that we don’t have wooden sticks at home every day), She wondered if we could make it with soda straws. So here you see that its possible, so there is no excuse for making it and have a fun time. (I made Cuts to fit the “steps” with scissors and V-shaped).

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