Inanna Prefers the Farmer

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 February 2015
Inanna Prefers the Farmer

This terracotta cuneiform tablet is about the myth of "Inanna prefers the farmer." In this myth, Enkimdu (the god of farming) and Dumuzi (the god of food and vegetation) tried to win the hand of the goddess Inanna. From Nippur (modern Nuffar, Al-Qadisiyah Governorate, Iraq), southern Mesopotamia. Sumerian, 1st half of the 2nd millennium BCE. (Istanbul Archeological Museums/Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul, Turkey).

About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, February 26). Inanna Prefers the Farmer. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3654/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Inanna Prefers the Farmer." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 26, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3654/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Inanna Prefers the Farmer." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Feb 2015. Web. 05 Dec 2019.

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