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Dilmun then falls into deep eclipse marked by the decline of the copper trade, so long controlled by Dilmun, and the switch to a less important role in the new trade of frankincense and spices.
Dilmun, sometimes described as "the place where the sun rises" and "the Land of the Living", is the scene of some versions of the Sumerian creation myth, and the place where the deified Sumerian hero of the flood, Ziusudra (Utnapishtim), was taken by the gods to live forever.
Dilmun is also described in the epic story of Enki and Ninhursag as the site at which the Creation occurred.
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 Dilmun - Creation - Aliens - Middle East - Crystalinks
Dilmun, sometimes described as "the place where the sun rises" and "the Land of the Living" is the scene of a Sumerian creation myth and the place where the deified Sumerian hero of the flood, Ziusudra (Utnapishtim), was taken by the gods to live for ever.
Although Dilmun is equated by most scholars with the island of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, there is evidence to suggest that a much earlier mythical Dilmun was located in a mountainous region beyond the plains of Sumer.
Dilmun was allegedly a magical land, the birthplace of the gods and the place where the arts of civilization where said first to have been transmitted to men.
www.crystalinks.com /dilmun.html   (4248 words)

 Dilmun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What the commerce consisted of is less sure: timber and precious woods, ivory, lapis lazuli, gold, and luxury goods such as carnelian and glazed stone beads, pearls from the Persian Gulf, shell and bone inlays, were among the goods sent to Mesopotamia in exchange for silver, tin, woolen textiles, olive oil and grains.
There is mention of Dilmun as a vassal of Assyria in the 8th century BC and by about 600 BC, it had been fully incorporated into the Neo-Babylonian Empire.
Nearchus established a colony on the island of Falaika off the coast of Kuwait in the late 4th century BC, and explored the Gulf perhaps least as far south as Dilmun/Bahrain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dilmun   (816 words)

Dilmun's rise to prominence came from a combination of ideal location in the Persian Gulf and the many natural springs of Bahrain.
Dilmun appears to have been the most important commercial centre as well as a transshipment point for goods between Sumer and the Indus Valley.
The decline of Dilmun corresponded with the decline of the civilization in the Indus Valley.
lexicorient.com /e.o/dilmun.htm   (213 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : Looking For Dilmun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In Bahrain we had discovered the capital city of the ancient realm of Dilmun, which had risen to power about 2800 B.C. and for 2,000 years dominated the trade and sea routes between Mesopotamia and the cities of the Indus Valley.
During this period, until Dilmun was incorporated in the Assyrian Empire about 600 B.C., four successive cities were built, each on the ruins of its predecessor.
And in Abu Dhabi we had found another civilization, contemporary with the founding of Dilmun, which might well be the lost land of Makan, which in the third and second millennia B.C. supplied Bronze Age Mesopotamia with the copper on which its civilization was based.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/197001/looking.for.dilmun.htm   (5511 words)

 Organic at Cornell University
The Dilmun Hill Farm was initially started as a place for students who were interested in getting directly involved in growing garden market produce and who were interested in general sustainable agriculture practices.
Dilmun Hill now consists of twelve acres of which five are under cultivation in a raised bed system.
Dilmun Hill provides students with the necessary opportunity to put their course work in organic farming systems into practice on an operational organic farm.
www.organic.cornell.edu /facilities/dilmun.html   (609 words)

 SlowMotionDoomsday.Com - Boulay Chapter 15
Dilmun was also a sacred or holy land often called the residence of the gods, a sort of garden of Eden, often referred to as "the land of the living," that is, the land of immortality.
Dilmun had to be near Magan (Egypt) and Meluhha (Africa) according to the epic where Enki conducted what appears to be an inspection trip of the lands which he controlled, that of Magan, Meluhha, and Dilmun.
Dilmun is, in fact, often associated commercially with the lands of Magan and Meluhha which dictates that its location had to be in the west near Egypt rather than somewhere far distant in the east.
www.slowmotiondoomsday.com /boulay15e.html   (6998 words)

 Enki and Ninhursanga
He laid her down all alone in Dilmun, and the place where Enki had lain down with his spouse, that place was still virginal, that place was still pristine.
In Dilmun the raven was not yet cawing, the partridge not cackling.
Dilmun indeed became an emporium on the quay for the Land.
www.piney.com /BabEnkNinhur.html   (2133 words)

A number of scholars understand that the "land of Dilmun" mentioned in Mesopotamian documents from the 3rd-1st millenniums BCE is the island of Bahrein (Bahrain) off the Arabian coast in the Persian Gulf.
All this suggests to me that Dilmun's boundaries are on the east the Zagros where Utu the sun would rise each day, and the western boundary of Dilmun would be the alluvial plains at the foot of the Zagros whose marshlands are fed by rivers descending these mountains.
Dilmun was also refered to as "the land of the crossing." Scholars are not sure what is meant by this term.
www.bibleorigins.net /DilmunGardenOfEdenQurnah.html   (11264 words)

 Bahrain: Complete travel information to Bahrain, travel facts, business information, climate, social, history, general ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This was the civilization of Dilmun, founded during the Bronze Age and lasting in one form or another for over 2000 years.
Dilmun developed as a centre of trade and commerce because of its location along the trade routes linking Mesopotamia (southern Iraq) with the Indus Valley (today's India and Pakistan).
There is mention of Dilmun as a vassal of Assyria in the 8th century BC and by about 600BC, it had been fully incorporated into the Babylonian empire.
www.mideasttravelnet.com /mideastsite/Bahrain/bh.htm   (1038 words)

 Basenotes:Dilmun by Lorenzo Villoresi (2000)
Dilmun was an ancient civilization located on the crossroads of the trading routes between the Indus Valley and Mesopotamia.(todays Bahrein).
Dilmun is an etheral and bright orange blossom, mixed with lemon and mandarine zest in the top notes.
Dilmun however is NOT a gourmand fragrance, it just renders the soft sweetness of the orange blossom so perfectly and naturally.
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 The Land of Tilmun/Dilmun
At once, Dilmun is transformed into a garden of fruit trees, edible plants, and flowers.
Dilmun, however, is a paradise for the gods alone and not for human beings, although one learns that Ziusudra (the Sumerian counterpart of Noah) was exceptionally admitted to the divine garden."
This view relies most heavily on the inscription by Sargon II of Assyria, wherein he asserted that among the kings paying him tribute was 'Uperi, king of Dilmun, whose abode is situated like a fish, thirty double-hours away, in the midst of the sea where the sun rises'.
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/scripts/dilmun.html   (603 words)

Dilmun appears in Lower Mesopotamian texts (Sumer) from as early as 3300 B.C to as late as the time of Nebuchadrezzar circa the 6th century B.C. Dilmun appears in texts from Uruk dated circa 3300 B.C. from Lagash circa 2500 B.C., and from Tello ca.
The fairly straightforward picture of gradually intensifying contacts between Mesopotamia and Dilmun from the late fourth millennium onwards, briefly interrupted by closer ties between Mesopotamia and Magan in the Ur III period is not matched by the material remains.
Contra the "scholarly mainstream view" that Dilmun is to be associated with the islands of Bahrein/Bahrain and Failaka I understand that it is to be located in the marshlands between Sumer and Elam and that scholars have misunderstood the ancient texts.
www.homestead.com /bibleorigins*net/DilmunGardenOfEdenQurnah.html   (8265 words)

 New Village Journal: Dilmun Hill: Developing an Environmental Learning Center at Cornell University
The plans for Dilmun Hill were developed during the summer and fall of 1999 through a participatory process that involved over forty students, both undergrads and grads; 20 plus faculty; staff from diverse backgrounds; and 20 representatives from eight of the City of Ithaca's community groups.
The mural grew as Dilmun Hill's fields were shown in yellow and blue, accented with patterned fabrics Acorn caps represented sheep that grazed within fences suggested with sticks.
Despite its successes, Dilmun Hill continues to struggle to attract students from underrepresented disciplines, and to find a balance between student self-direction and the need for long-term commitment to projects requiring more than the four years that students attend school.
www.newvillage.net /Journal/Issue3/3clark.html   (3785 words)

 Ancient Dilmun (Telmun) [Tylos] in the Bahrain Archipelago
The islands of Bahrain first stepped onto the stage of history some 3000 years BC as the centre of one of the great trading empires of the ancient world.
This was the civilization of Dilmun -- founded during the Bronze Age and lasting in one form or another for over 2000 years.
Dilmun developed as a centre of trade and commerce because of its location along the trade routes linking Mesopotamia with the Indus Valley.
ancientneareast.tripod.com /Dilmun_Telmun_Tylos.html   (243 words)

 SOAS: The Brunei Gallery: Exhibitions: Traces of Paradise - The Archaeology of Bahrain
A rich mythology surrounded Dilmun, culminating in an episode in 'The Epic of Gilgamesh', the oldest surviving cycle of epic myth.
Dilmun has been described as one of the locations for the idea of the terrestrial paradise.
Around 200,000 of these substantially built tombs were constructed in the desert during the centuries of Dilmun's prosperity.
www.soas.ac.uk /gallery/Bahrain/details.html   (509 words)

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Moreover, the identification of the Dilmun toponym in Saurashtra, a centre of Harappan civilization supports the view of Kramer, that Dilmun was the name for the Harappan civilization, not "meluccha".
was Nubia-Punt, and the Indus Valley was Dilmun.
Dilmun was an important source of lapis lazuli.
arutkural.tripod.com /sumstudies/dilmun-tillai-en.htm   (3208 words)

 Gulfnews: Bahrain to mark Dilmun civilisation discovery next year
Bahrain is planning unprecedented five-day activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Dilmun civilisation next year, a senior official said.
"The discovery of the Dilmun civilisation was significant locally as well as internationally," she said.
According to archeologists, Dilmun was an influential civilisation based in Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf.
archive.gulfnews.com /articles/03/12/06/104680.html   (542 words)

 People called MAR-TU, Gulf seals, Tilmun seals, Lapis lazuli seals and sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In Mesopotamian mythology, Dilmun is the land of immortality, a favourite meeting place of the gods, which was visited by the hero Gilgamesh in his search for everlasting life.
Dilmun is likely to the name of a rather large geographical area, including Bahrain, Failaka, Tarut, and certain parts of the Arabian littoral (During Caspers and Govindakutty, JESHO 21 (1978): 130; cf.
Dilmun is mentioned for the last time in written records, during the reign of Samsu'liluma in the year 1744 BC, with the entry...'12 measures of purified copper from Alasia and Dilmun'.
www.hindunet.org /hindu_history/sarasvati/lapis/lapis_lazuli.htm   (5559 words)

 Sumerian Dilmun vs. Eden
This may well be the case for the later historical Dilmun, but the earlier paradise like Dilmun could not have been there.
In early antiquity Dilmun may well have been the term used to describe a land to the east.
Dilmun was a paradise with no disease or aging.
www.geocities.com /garyweb65/eden1.html   (925 words)

 MENAFN - Middle East North Africa . Financial Network News: A GCC team of archaeologists will begin excavations in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Al Sindi said that Bahrain Fort in Manama and Failaka Island are among the important centres of the Dilmun civilisation which lasted until the third century B.C. Evidence of that civilisation has been found with the discovery of Dilmun seals, pottery, and war equipment.
Al Sindi said that the Dilmun civilisation has been found in Bahrain covering about 20 square miles, especially in Al Miqsha' site which is famous for its Dilmun burial mounds belonging to the middle and late Dilmun eras dating between 1000 B.C. and 1600B.C. They are carved in stone and rubbed with gypsum (white cement).
He said that Dilmun seals, clay cups and jars, earthenware, and pots made of chalkstone and marble, gold ear-rings and rings, beads inlaid with precious stones, and copper bracelets have been found in those mounds.
www.menafn.com /qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=60730   (540 words)

 Enki and Ninhursag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
And it was in Dilmun, at that time that Enki, the wise god of Magic and the Sweet Waters, the Patron of Crafts and Skills, met, fell in love and lied with the Lady of the Stony Earth, Ninhursag.
Thus, from that moment on, Dilmun was blessed by Enki with everlasting agricultural and trade superiority, for through its waterways and quays, fruits and grains were sold and exchanged by the people of Dilmun and beyond.
Thus, as much as he missed Ninhursag, Enki knew he could not leave Dilmun before all waterways were filled to ensure that the people would have plenty of water to grow their crops.
www.earth-history.com /Sumer/sumer-enki-ninhursag.htm   (6426 words)

 Leuke and Dilmun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dilmun was said to be the home of the immortalized survivor of a universal flood in Mesopotamian mythology.
Dilmun the Mesopotamian paradise was also identified with a real place.
These include the perspective of those living near the identified place and those living in a more central area of their civilization, the diachronic changes caused by the geographical expansion of the Greek and Mesopotamian worlds, and the importance of media or genre in which our evidence exists (e.g., mythological literature, economic texts, hero cult).
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~otherw/writs/burgess.html   (516 words)

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