Writing is undeniably one of humanity's most important inventions. The earliest forms of storing information on objects...
A relief of cuneiform writing from Assyria. Exhibited in the British Museum London.
Cylinder of Ashurbanipal
Clay cylinder of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal. The cuneiform inscriptions on this cylinder talk about Nemitti-Ellil...
Cylinder of Warad-Sin of Larsa
An inscribed clay cylinder of Warad-Sin, ruler of Larsa. From Babylon (modern Babel Governorate, Iraq). 1834-1823 BCE...
Cylinder Seals in Ancient Mesopotamia - Their History and Significance
Among the most interesting and revealing artifacts discovered from ancient Mesopotamia are the objects known as cylinder...
The Cyrus Cylinder, dating from 539 BC. This document is a propaganda one of Cyrus II in order to show his legitimacy...
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 --...
Detail of the Ishtar Gate
Detail of the Ishtar-Gate : a lion, symbol of the goddess Ishtar.
Dragon from the Ishtar Gate
Detail from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, built in 6th century BCE by king Nebuchadnezzar II; part of the Gate is now reconstructed...