Ancient Mesopotamian Beliefs in the Afterlife
Unlike the rich corpus of ancient Egyptian funerary texts, no such...
Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia cannot be described in the same...
Enheduanna - Poet, Priestess, Empire Builder
Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE) is the world’s first author and...
Enuma Elish - The Babylonian Epic of Creation - Full Text
The Enuma Elish (also known as The Seven Tablets of Creation) is...
Health Care in Ancient Mesopotamia
In ancient Mesopotamia, the gods infused every aspect of daily...
Inanna's Descent: A Sumerian Tale of Injustice
The Sumerian poem, The Descent of Inanna (c. 1900-1600 BCE) chronicles...
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...