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?
Since I’ve been doing a lot of research for my book based on Gilgamesh, the ancient Sumerian king, I ran across a lot of information concerning the role of women in ancient Mesopotammia. I aslo noticed that many internet sites replicate many misconceptions concerning just how much education, wealth and power women in the ancient … Continue reading The Role of Women in Ancient Sumer
The research I’m undertaking for my novel has moved me to look into very ancient Middle Eastern myths. Anyone who has read or even heard of Joseph Campbell by now knows that myths repeat with infinite but subtle variations across time and space. Nonetheless it’s still startling to me to find some very obvious, very … Continue reading Semiramis: Tree of Life