Meet Kubaba. She’s a Sumerian Queen. Although it’s been a while since I’ve been working on my Sumerian project, all the same interesting information about Sumerian culture keeps on trickling in to me. This one is about the first Sumerian (or maybe Akkadian?) queen, ergo first queen in recorded human history. Meet Ku-Bau. She’s a … Continue reading The First Queen in Recorded Human History?
Reposting this amazing recording of the Gilgamesh Epic in its original Akkadian. I should point out that the earliest version of the Gilgamesh stories were poems written in Sumerian, not in Akkadian. The Akkadian version (written hundreds of years later) is the best known complete version. Hear The Epic of Gilgamesh Read in the … Continue reading Gilgamesh in Akkadian
One god permeating everything might as well not exist. She wants her god incarnate. She is not trying to tell him He is a god, but her only feeling of god is in him.” Continue reading Olga Rudge’s Romantic Defiance
Are you interested in listening to Sumerian music with its original instrumentation? Some time ago, I shared a post about The Gold Lyre of Ur project, which is an assembly of music put together from the most ancient written music ever, annotated by… you guessed it: Sumerian musicians. Today I have discovered that there is … Continue reading Sumerian Music In The Modern World
Hey had to absolutely repost this from The Laughing Squid: a tablet dating back to circa 1750BC containing a written complaint — the precursor to the Amazon review!! Thank you Laughing Squid for this wonderful tidbit. An Ancient Babylonian Customer Service Complaint Inscribed on a Clay Tablet Around 1750 BC by E.D.W. Lynch at … Continue reading Sumero Babylonians Invent Customer Service
I had intentions to write about the more subtle devastations of war, the effects that are visited on those who stay behind—the children, the wives, and mothers. I had a vague idea that my own life, though so removed from those events, also had been affected by my ancestor’s role in the two wars—and I was right, in more ways than I could anticipate. Continue reading An Interview of me with Tina Whittle on Fiction Writers Review
This one is especially for those Star Trek nerds like me: For the rest of you… Continue reading Merry Christmas