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...
Door pivot stone from Girsu
A door pivot stone from Telloh (ancient Girsu), third millennium BC, Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
Dressing Queen Puabi
In this video, the Penn Museum exhibit team, Conservator Lynn Grant, and Near East Section Keeper Katy Blanchard assemble...
Drink of the Gods: Wine in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean
A symbol of fertility, immortality, and divinity, wine was the favored drink of choice across the ancient Near East...
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 in Ancient Literature
Enki is a god of Sumerian mythology and, later in time, known as Ea in Babylonian mythology. He was the deity of sweet...
Eridu (present day Abu Shahrein, Iraq) was considered the first city in the world by the ancient Sumerians and...
The Fertile Crescent is the region in the Middle East which curves, like a quarter-moon shape, from the Persian Gulf, through...
First Writers-The Sumerians: They Wrote On Clay
I am a professor of History and Humanities and a specialist in Sumer and Akkad. I purchased this book in preparation...