The Hittites: Quiet Pioneers of Mesopotamia
While its origins remain mysterious even today, the Hittite Empire...
The Hymn to Ninkasi, Goddess of Beer
The Hymn to Ninkasi is at once a song of praise to Ninkasi, the...
The Ludlul-Bel-Nimeqi - Not Merely a Babylonian Job
The Ludlul-Bel-Nimeqi is a Babylonian poem which chronicles...
The Marduk Prophecy
The Marduk Prophecy is an Assyrian document dating to between 713-612...
The Mesopotamian Pantheon
The gods of the Mesopotamian region were by no means uniform in...
The Myth of Adapa
The Myth of Adapa (also known as Adapa and the Food of Life...
The Myth of Etana
The Myth of Etana is the story of the Sumerian antediluvian King...
The Nimrud Dogs
In 612 BCE the Neo-Assyrian Empire fell to the invading forces...
The Queen of the Night
The Queen of the Night (also known as the `Burney Relief&rsquo...
The Sumerians of Mesopotamia
The peoples of Sumer are among the earliest denizens of Mesopotamia...
The World's Oldest Love Poem
In the 19th century CE, archaeologists descended on the region...
Third Gender Figures in the Ancient Near East
In the ancient Near East, there was a social standard by which...