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Adapa and the Food of Life
- A story that parallels to the Old Testament.
- Defines vocabulary related to the study and provides short descriptions of key people and events. Also includes project ideas and printable quizzes.
- Categorized by art, biographies, daily life, maps, pictures, and research.
Ancient Tablets, Ancient Graves: Accessing Women's Lives in Mesopotamia
- Analyzing cuneiform tablets and artifacts to discover women's status, work, and areas where they had some power.
Archaeological Site Photography: Mesopotamia
- An interactive map leading to photographs of areas of importance.
Babylonian and Assyrian Literature
- Comprises the Epic of Izdubar, hymns, tablets, and cuneiform inscriptions.
Chronology of Mesopotamia
- A detailed listing from 3750 B.C.E. to 63 B.C.E.
The Code of the Nesilim
- Excerpts of the laws.
- Essay on reasons for the fall of the empire.
A Collection of Mesopotamian Laws
- Laws governing private as well as public and political life found in fragment condition.
The Concept Of Personal God(dess) In Enheduana's Hymns to Inanna
- Paper on the first named and female author in all of world literature.
Counting in Babylon
- Article on the numbering system by Michael Fowler.
- Images with comments and links.
The Great Hymn to Shamash
- Ranks as one of the best products of Mesopotamian religious writing.
Greek Reports of Babylonia, Chaldea, and Assyria
- An excerpt from Herodotus's The History of the Persian Wars, c. 430 B.C.E.
The Hebrews to 1000 BCE
- Historical article from Abraham to King David.
Ian Lawton's Mesopotamia Papers
- Research papers and links.
- A story of the goddess' descent into the netherworld providing a testimony as to an early religion in which the goddess, woman, life and love was the center and the heart of religion.
Medicine in Ancient Mesopotamia
- History, the sources, concepts of disease and healing, practitioners, and other sources of health care with a bibliography.
- Provides information about the Fertile Crescent with a brief look at its geography, culture, and history.
- Interactive guide to Assyria, Babylonia and Sumer along with information on geography, time, writing, gods and goddesses.
- Extensive list of links and resources.
- Commentary and resources with ancient Sumerian and Babylonian texts.
- Historiographical texts.
The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon
- A listing of omens, c. 2500 - 670 B.C.E.
The Royal Game of Ur
- An article by Catherine Soubeyrand, including the rules.
Sam Ruff's Mesopotamia
- Photographs with audio.
A Sumero-Akadian Prayer - To Every God
- General prayer asking any god for pardon for any transgression.
The Tablet of Adapa
- The story of the first man.
- A description of a temple tower.
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