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Tablet with Survey of Barley Yields
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Tablet with Survey of Barley Yields

This clay tablet mentions a survey of eleven fields with their dimensions and barley yields. Neo-Sumerian period, 2039 BCE, year eight in the reign of King Amar-Suen of Ur. From Mesopotamian, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).
Stone for harvest offerings
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Stone for harvest offerings

The stone Kernos for food offerings of the collected harvest, the Minoan settlement of Malia, Crete (1650-1450 BCE).
Assessment of Crops in Egypt
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Assessment of Crops in Egypt

Wall painting from the Tomb of Nebamun, c. 1350 BCE, Thebes, Egypt. British Museum.
Egyptian Statuette of a Peasant Using a Hoe
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Egyptian Statuette of a Peasant Using a Hoe

This painted wooden statuette depicts a man wearing a kilt and holding what appears to be a hoe or a mattock. Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, 2345-2181 BCE. From tomb 45 at Asyut, modern-day Egypt. (The British Museum, London).
Roman Hoe
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Roman Hoe

A Roman bronze hoe, 1st-3rd century CE. Empuries (Emporiae), Spain. (Archaeological Museum, Empuries)
The Mayan Pantheon: The Many Gods of the Maya
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Mayan Pantheon: The Many Gods of the Maya

The pantheon of the Maya is a vast collection of deities worshipped throughout the regions of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. These gods informed...
Demeter
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Demeter

Demeter was one of the oldest gods in the ancient Greek pantheon. As a goddess of agriculture, she guaranteed the fertility of the earth and protected both farming and vegetation. This close connection with the earth was inherited from her...
Fertile Crescent
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Fertile Crescent

The Fertile Crescent, often called the "Cradle of Civilization", is the region in the Middle East which curves, like a quarter-moon shape, from the Persian Gulf, through modern-day southern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and northern...
Ninurta
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ninurta

Ninurta (identified with Ningirsu, Pabilsag, and the biblical Nimrod) is the Sumerian and Akkadian hero-god of war, hunting, and the south wind. He first appears in texts in the early 3rd millennium BCE as an agricultural god and local deity...
The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1
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The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1

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