Istanbul The 108-year-old Turkish archaeologist, Moazez Elmeya Gig, confirmed that human culture and civilization originated from Sumer (southern Mesopotamia), and that the Sumerian civilization is the "mother" of all cultures in the world.
Gig, who is known for her studies in the field of Sumerian science at the Istanbul Archeology Museum, said in a press interview published today by the Turkish Anatolia News Agency: that through the studies she conducted on the Sumerian civilization (4500-1900 BC), she was able to access valuable information in this field.
She added: She received an offer to visit the Istanbul Archeology Museum after graduating from the Department of Archeology - Sumerology at the Faculty of Language, History and Geography at Ankara University, and that that day marked a real turning point in the history of her life spanning more than a century, and opened new horizons for her that enabled her for conducting important studies in the field of Sumerian science and at that time I had a good relationship with a group of German academics. At that time, we started writing articles about the most prominent antiquities that were present in the Istanbul Archeology Museum, and this prompted many foreign academics to travel to Istanbul and see the antiquities in the museum, and we worked with these academics to write a set of books looking at the Sumerian civilization.”
The Turkish archaeologist indicated that there are not many people working in the field of Sumerian science inside Turkey or abroad, and there is not enough interest in the world in Sumerian science, as is the situation in our country, although human culture and civilization started from Sumer, and there is a book entitled ( History begins in Sumer).
She explained that the West does not find it necessary to pay attention to the Sumerian civilization because it considers that all cultures and civilizations emerged from the womb of the Greek civilization. Today, academic circles are aware of the fact that the Sumerian civilization is the mother of all cultures, and hence the importance of the Sumerian studies that were worked on in Turkey, which has an important group of well-versed researchers in Sumerian science.”
Regarding her international fame in the field of Sumerian science, Gig said: "Neither now nor in the past did I feel that I was an exceptional case, because I worked in this field and produced a wide range of studies. I am only happy when I see my books read and receive attention."
At the conclusion of her statement, she said: "The Sumerians 5,000 years ago asked a question about 'what is the benefit that can be gained from leisure?'. I say that reading alone is not enough. We must start and continue writing in order to leave a trail instead of taking the experiences and information that we have to the grave."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency