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Ancient Civilizations. Main Page. The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook has expanded greatly since its creation, and now contains hundred of local files as well as links to source texts throughout the net. See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals. See the Help! Page for all the help on research I can offer. Although I am more than happy to receive notes if you have comments on this web site, I cannot answer specific research enquiries [and - for students - I cannot, or rather will not, do your homework.] The Ancient History Sourcebook works as follows: This Main Index page [this page] shows all sections and sub sections. To access the sub-section pages , simply browse the sections below and select the highlighted (white text with blue background) section title on the left. In addition there are two navigation bars on the left of each page for every sub-section For materials added since July 1998 see the New Additions page.

Additional Study/Research Aids Introduction Paul Halsall , Compiler and Editor. Index Page for ENG 204, Mythology. ART HISTORY RESOURCES ON THE WEB: Contents. The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary Project. Visit Us | Contact Us | Membership | Make a Gift | Calendar | Order Online | What's New The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Featured Event: New Alphabetic Inscription From Zincirli (ancient Sam’al) In Southeast Turkey OI Launches Adopt-a-Dig Program!

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The Suq is rapidly filling up with lots of new handmade merchandise for our Museum's New Special Exhibit. Explore the ancient Near East and find lesson plans using the Teacher Resource Center. OI members get a 10% discount in the Suq gift shop EVERY DAY! Shop at the Suq for everything from Oriental Rugs to Nubian tea! Become a volunteer at the Oriental Institute. Take a guided tour of the Oriental Institute Museum galleries. Unable to attend a Members' Lecture? Learn about the ancient Near East through interactive computer kiosks.

Explore the Museum galleries with our family activity cards. Free slide set with purchase of Life in Ancient Egypt curriculum guide. Inside Research Print this Page. Sumerian Language Page. The Sumerian Home. ePSD. ETCSLhomepage. The Enuma Elish: The Babylonian Creation Myth. Dennis Bratcher The Enuma Elish is a Babylonian or Mesopotamian myth of creation recounting the struggle between cosmic order and chaos.

The Enuma Elish: The Babylonian Creation Myth

It is basically a myth of the cycle of seasons. It is named after its opening words and was recited on the fourth day of the ancient Babylonian New Year's festival. The basic story exists in various forms in the area. This version is written in Akkadian, an old Babylonian dialect, and features Marduk, the patron deity of the city of Babylon. This version was written sometime in the 12th century BC in cuneiform on seven clay tablets. However, there are simply too many similarities to deny any relationship between the accounts. The version presented here is a combination of several translations but is substantially based on the translation of E. Tablet I The stage is set for the story. Before they had grown in age and stature, Anshar and Kishar were formed, surpassing the others.

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Common Issues: Mesopotamian/Egyptian/Hebrew/Greek History MEGA Abzu: Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East Available on the Internet [At Chicago] 2ND Emergence of Civilization in Ancient Near East [At Internet Archive, from UNT][Modern Account] 2ND The Near East 3000-1200 BCE [At Internet Archive, from UNT][Modern Account] 2ND The Near East 1250-500 BCE [At Internet Archive, from UNT][Modern Account] 2ND Arden Eby: The Origin and Development of Writing in Mesopotamia : An Economic Interpretation [At Internet Archive][Modern Illustrated Account] Interactive Map: Political Change in Ancient Mesopotamia , 3000-1000 BCE [At U. The Emergence of Kingship: Inscription of Umma and Lagash , c. 2500BCE [At piney.com] 2ND Arthur A. 2ND Harry A.

Hittite Grammar Homepage. Presentation Nu nesumnili hatreski ! (Always write to me in Hittite) Introduction Welcome to the Hittite Grammar site. You will find here the following projects : A Hittite grammar Hittite texts with their transcriptions and translations A Hittite lexicon A short Sumerian lexicon and a short Akkadian lexicon for use with the texts A summary table of the Hittite paradigms in a single page Project state The Hittite grammar is still under development but all chapters are now written. The Hittite lexicon can be considered complete.

The Sumerian and Akkadian lexicons are far from complete.