Queen of the Night
Old Babylonian, 1800-1750 BC From southern Iraq A major acquisition for the British Museum's 250th anniversary...
Reconstruction of the Ziggurat of Ur
A 3D reconstruction of the Great Ziggurat of Ur, based on a 1939 drawing by Leonard Woolley, Ur Excavations, Volume...
Religion in the Ancient World
Religion (from the Latin Religio, meaning 'restraint,' or Relegere, according to Cicero, meaning 'to repeat...
Remains of the ziggurat attached to the so-called Temple of Lions at Mari
These are the excavated remains of a 40-foot terrace which was attached to a temple at Mari referred to as the "Temple...
Ruins of Ur
Ruins in the Town of Ur, Southern Iraq.
Sargon of Akkad
Sargon of Akkad (also known as Sargon the Great, Shar-Gani-Sharri, and Sarru-Kan, meaning "True King" or "Legitimate...
Sargon to Hammurabi: Trade and Turmoil in Ancient Mesopotamia
Thanks for checking out this third episode of The Maritime History Podcast. Although this episode will cover a greater...
Scribes in ancient Mesopotamia
Literacy was not widespread in Mesopotamia. Scribes, nearly always men, had to undergo training, and having successfully...
Script is any particular system of writing or the written means of human communication. In the West, writing begins...
Seven Mesopotamian Agate Duck-weights
These weights are in the range of 8.7 to 24.7 grams, roughly between 1 and 3 Babylonian shekels. Weights had been made...