Hammurabi the Babylonian law-giver was portrayed with horns on a stele, and so forth.
When Babylonian storytellers told of Gilgamesh, when Homer sang of Odysseus, when Vergil wrote of Aeneas, they were speaking about their first times.
The classic example is the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh, but there are flood stories among the ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese and even the Irish.
My mother tells me she met a Norwegian archeologist born in Wakefield who speaks ancient Babylonian and has been thrown off digs in Iran and the Gaza Strip.
The Babylonians made pottery, terra-cotta sculptures, and writing surfaces with the clay they had.
Thus it is much closer to other Northwest Semitic languages such as Hebrew or Phoenician, than to languages outside that group, such as Arabic or Babylonian .
The Hebrew Bible also describes nonviolent resistance to Babylonian and Persian power.
I shall not dwell on ancient history, on the conquests of that part of the world by the Assyrians, the Babylonians , the Persians, the Arabs, the Crusaders.
Very crudely speaking, these two artefacts bookend the period of Babylonian supremacy in Mesopotamia.
The later Babylonians , Arameans and Assyrians all assimilated the culture initially prepared by the Sumerians.