an ancient region in southern Mesopotamia that contained a number of independent cities and city-states of which the first were established possibly as early as 5000 b.c.: conquered by the Elamites and, about 2000 b.c., by the Babylonians; a number of its cities, as Ur, Uruk, Kish, and Lagash, are major archaeological sites in southern Iraq. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for sumer

whole, any, complete, entire, every, sum, total, totality

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  • Also, the Bible clearly places the Garden of Eden “eastward,” near the Mesopotamian empire of Sumer.

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    The Truth About Genesis

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    September 18, 2009

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the S region of Babylonia; seat of a civilization of city-states that reached its height in the 3rd millennium bc
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