Category: The Faithful Son

My novel based on the poems about Inanna and Dumuzi, and on Gilgamesh.

Son of a Pitch Query Contest

I haven’t done this in years, but I thought I might test out the query and new opening of a novel I had at first given up on, and that I recently revised.   Wish me luck. 🙂 If you’re interested in participating in the contest, here is a link. I would really appreciate comments…

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Gilgamesh in Akkadian

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…

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Sumerian Music In The Modern World

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…

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