Mesopotamia
Naru: cuneiform Assyrian for inscribed stone tablet
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Mesopotamian History
Mesopotamian Religion
Zoroastrianism
Mesopotamian Languages
Cuneiform
Mesopotamian Architecture
Mesopotamian Art
Mesopotamian Literature
Mesopotamian Mathematics and Science
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General Resources on Mesopotamia
ABZU Regional Index: Mesopotamia
Links prepared by the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago



Mesopotamian History
Primary Texts
The Code of Hammurabi
Translated by L.W. King (1910); prepared by Tony Novosel, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Hammurabi's Code, 195-223
Prepared by Tom Costa, PhD, Asst. Prof., Department of History, Clinch Valley College, University of Virginia in Southwest Virginia
Hammurabi's Code of Laws
Translated by L.W. King, Exploring Ancient World Cultures, University of Evansville
Selections from the Code of Hammurabi
From L. W. King translation (1910); edition prepared by Gordon Patterson, PhD, Professor of Humanities, Florida Institute of Technology
Secondary Texts
Ancient Near Eastern Cross-Cultural Timeline
Prepared by the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Ancient Near Eastern Map
Prepared by the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago



Mesopotamian Religion
Primary Texts
The Babylonian Creation: Enuma Elish
Translated by N.K. Sandars; prepared by Dale Edmonds
Secondary Texts
The Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ
By Christopher B. Siren, PhD student in physics, University of New Hampshire
Mesopotamian Gods
Sumerian Mythology FAQ
By Christopher B. Siren, PhD student in physics, University of New Hampshire



Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism
Collection of scholarly quotations



Mesopotamian Languages



Cuneiform
The Ancient Near East
Cuneiform tablet and introduction from the collection at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University



Mesopotamian Architecture



Mesopotamian Art
Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of UR
Sparse textual comment and exhibits of single bad graphic from University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
The Ancient Near East
Cuneiform tablet and introduction from the collection at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Human-headed winged lion from the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Assyrian Gallery
Generous resources from the collection of the Oriental Institute Virtual Museum
Department of Oriental Antiquities
Standing Lion from the collection at The Louvre, Paris
Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art
Winged genie from the collection at the Brooklyn Museum



Mesopotamian Literature

Primary Texts
Assyrian Circle Incantation
Prepared by Dale Edmonds
The Babylonian Creation: Enuma Elish
Translated by N.K. Sandars; prepared by Dale Edmonds
Hymn to the Sun God
Prepared by Dale Edmonds
Prayer of Ashurbanipal to the Sun-God
Prepared by Dale Edmonds
A Prayer to the Gods of the Night
Prepared by Dale Edmonds
Secondary Texts
Enuma Elish
Introduction, James W. Reites, Religious Studies Dept., Santa Clara University
Gilgamesh
A synopsis by Tony Novosel, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Gilgamesh XI
Introduction, James W. Reites, Religious Studies Dept., Santa Clara University
Sumero-Akkadian Myths: Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh summary by The Humanist Movement



Mesopotamian Science and Mathematics

Secondary Texts
A Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Astronomy
Hope Anthony, Senior in Humanities, University of Texas at Austin
History of Mesopotamian Medicine
Links from the History of Biomedicine and the Karolinska Institute, Sweden



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