Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia cannot be described in the same way one would describe life in ancient Rome or Greece. Mesopotamia...
Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, Second Edition
Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, by Dr. Nawal Nasrallah --...
Door pivot stone from Girsu
A door pivot stone from Telloh (ancient Girsu), third millennium BC, Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
Dragon of the Ishtar Gate
A Babylonian mušḫuššu dragon from the Ishtar gate, made of glazed tiles. The Ishtar Gate was constructed by Nebuchadnezzar...
Dressing Queen Puabi
In this video, the Penn Museum exhibit team, Conservator Lynn Grant, and Near East Section Keeper Katy Blanchard assemble...
The Akkadian/Sumerian poet Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE) is the world’s first author known by name and was the daughter...
Enheduanna - Poet, Priestess, Empire Builder
Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE) is the world’s first author and was the daughter (either literally or figuratively...
Enki (also known as Ea, Enkig, Nudimmud, Ninsiku) was the Sumerian god of wisdom, fresh water, intelligence, trickery...
Enuma Elish - The Babylonian Epic of Creation
The Enuma Elish (also known as The Seven Tablets of Creation) is the Mesopotamian creation myth whose title is derived...
Eridu (present day Abu Shahrein, Iraq) was considered the first city in the world by the ancient Sumerians and...