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  1. #1 Question about Sumerian/Akkadian writings 
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    Hi,

    I have a question about the writings of Sumer. I posted a related question in Biology, but as that question was related to theoretical science, while this is more of a question of history, I think this post is valid.

    My question is this: does anyone know if there are any translated texts referring to the sleep cycles and/or perception of time of the 'gods' of Sumer? I know it seems like a strange question, but it's a question I really need an answer to. The texts often talked of these 'gods' as though they lived much as humanity did, and still does. Except for the fact that they supposedly lived for thousands and thousands of years. I'm simply trying to find out if they also stayed active—and slept—for longer periods of time, or if they were simply depicted as living through the same schedule as us. Anyway, if anyone knows the answer—or where a good depository of translated, online Sumerian or Akkadian texts is—I would be very glad to hear about it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tim


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    This member is most likely inactive at this point...with four posts in 3 years. Here is a site however that has a good deal of translations of Sumerian texts, for anyone that is so inclined.

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    Please do not reactivate threads that are over about a month old. As you rightly point out the member that started that started the thread is inactive, and most likely will not return to see your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    Please do not reactivate threads that are over about a month old. As you rightly point out the member that started that started the thread is inactive, and most likely will not return to see your post.
    What is the big deal? Maybe there is someone else who would be interested in the link I shared.
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    Then starting a thread specifically to discuss the link would be just as acceptable.
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