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Also, the Bible clearly places the Garden of Eden “eastward,” near the Mesopotamian empire of Sumer.
There is one fact, however, which seems to indicate that it really is either Sumer or Northern Babylonia that is meant.Patriarchal Palestine|Archibald Henry Sayce
The sumer of 1855 found Miss Swain, then twenty-one years of age, teaching a few private pupils in the village.Clara A. Swain, M.D.|Mrs. Robert Hoskins
After a quarter of a century had elapsed, Akkad and Sumer were overswept by the fierce Gutium from the north-eastern mountains.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie