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?
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
If you’re a Sumerian geek you may truly get a kick out of what I found today browsing the internet: a reference to OM/AUM in Hymn 31 of the Sumerian chants on a blog called The Spiritual Sun. What? Not so surprising to me. But first, let me clarify by reposting here some of the … Continue reading Om, Sumerians and the Sumero/Tamil Connection
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
When I tell people that I write and like to study a culture that was born around 6,000 years ago, they invariable start making jokes about mastodons and caves. In actuality, the Sumerian culture was considerably developed, exceeding military technology that took the Egyptian culture a thousand years to reinvent. Sumerians also had a complex … Continue reading Sumerian Currency
What did the Sumerian people wear? Here are some tantalizing pictures…. And here is what World History Center says about the topic: Sumerian Clothing and Dress Ancient Mesopotamia was situated in the area of land that is defined by the two great rivers the Tigris and the Euphrates and that is contained within modern … Continue reading What The Sumerians Wore
Even though I finished writing a complete and polished draft of my novel The Faithful Son, I’m still reading up a ton on Mesopotamian literature, especially Gilgamesh. I find that so much began with those Sumerian poems about that ancient Urukian King that regardless what I turn my thoughts to, it comes back to me … Continue reading More on Gilgamesh: Did Gilgamesh Kill Goddess Worship?