Gilgamesh is the semi-mythic King of Uruk best known from The Epic of Gilgamesh (written c. 2150-1400 BCE) the great Sumerian/Babylonian...
Godin Tepe is, today, an archaeological site in the Kangavar valley of Luristan, in western central Iran. The name means "hill...
Golden Earrings From King Shulgi
A pair of golden earrings with the shape of a half pumpkin. The overlying decorative cuneiform inscriptions mention that...
Gudea of Lagash
Seating diorite statue of Gudea, prince of Lagash, dedicated to the god Ningishzida, c. 2120 BC (neo-Sumerian period). Excavated...
Inanna's Descent: A Sumerian Tale of Injustice
The Sumerian poem, The Descent of Inanna (c. 1900-1600 BCE) chronicles the great goddess and Queen of Heaven Inanna’s...
Inscribed Stand Head
Cuneiform inscriptions on a head of a clay stand. Early Dynastic Period, 2800-2300 BCE. From Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day...
Literature (from the Latin Littera meaning 'letters’ and referring to an acquaintance with the written word...
Map of Mesopotamia, 2000-1600 BC
A general map of Mesopotamia and its neighbouring territories which roughly covers the period from 2000-1600 BC reveals...
Map of Sumer
The area which formed Sumer started at the Persian Gulf and reached north to the 'neck' of Mesopotamia where the two rivers...
Map of Sumer and Elam
Map with the locations of the main cities of Sumer and Elam.