Assyria and Babylonia

Last updated: September 12, 2015

Mesopotamia map from website of John C. Sanders


Adapa and the Food of Life. Adapa's caution deprives him of immortality
Akitu:  The Babylonian New Year's Festival.
Akkadian--description of the various eras of the language
Akkadian Classic Texts.  Enuma elish, Gilgamesh and many more.
Akkadian Cuneiform
Akkadian Parser.  Can parse many Akkadian verbs.
Akkadian Sign List.
American Academic Research Institute in Iraq
Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Godesses.
Ancient Near Eastern Texts Related to Marriage and Hieros Gamos.
Ancient Scripts:  writing systems, phonetics, historical linguistics, etc.
Ancient World Online--Lists dozens of volumes now available from the Oriental Institute, including the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary.
Ancient Civilizations:  Assyria
Ancient Mesopotamia Links Related to Mesopotamia or Language
Ancient Tablets, Ancient Graves:  Accessing Women's Lives in Mesopotamia
Ancient Writing Systems in the Mediterranean--a Critical Guide to Electronic Resources
Annals of the Kings of Assyria.  1902 publication!
Assyrian Empire.
Assyrian Identity in Ancient Times and Today.  By Simo Parpola
Assyrian King Lists
Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ  Everything you might want to know about gods and goddesses in ancient Mesopotamia

Babylon:  City of Nebuchadnezzar.  By Ferrell Jenkins
Babylon, hanging gardens of  One of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Babylon's History from the Old Babylonian Period to the End.
Babylonia.  Livius.  Links to much additional info.
Babylonia--History, Religion, Literature
The Babylonian Akitu Festival:  Rectifying the King or Renewing the Cosmos.  By Benjamin D. Sommer.  JANES 2000.
Babylonian and Other ANE Texts keyed to Britannica.  Page past the opening book ads and get to the real wealth.  Much info on Babylonian gods and goddesses.
Babylonian Calendar.
Babylonian Calendar Converter.
Biography of King Sargon of Akkad

Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies
Casco Bay Assyriological Institute  Directed by Barbara Nevling Porter
Centuries of Darkness:  A Challenge to the Conventional Chronology of the ANE
Chicago Assyrian Dictionary
Corpus of Ancient Mesopotamian Scholarship
Courtship of Inanna and Dumuzi
The Creation of the Pickax.  Translation by Thorkild Jacobsen
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative.  Cuneiform texts from Berlin and elsewhere.
Cuneiform writing  An introduction.
Descent of Ishtar to the Netherworld
Descent of Ishtar to the Netherworld.  Translated by E. A. Speiser.
Digital Hammurabi.  High resolution copies of cuneiform tablets.
Dumuzi's Wedding. Translation by Thorkild Jacobsen.
Early Ancient Near Eastern Law:  A History of Its Beginnings: The Early Dynastic and Sargonic Periods. By Claus Wilcke.  Review by Michael S. Moore in Review of Biblical Literature.
Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature  400 literary works from Oxford University
Empire and Exploitation:  The Neo-Assyrian Empire.  By Peter Bedford.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesopotamia
Enlil and Ninlil.  Translation by Thorkild Jacobsen
Etana Core Texts
Etana. Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Culture. Classic scholarship on the ANE (135 scanned in sources). Links to archeological sites and searchable secondary literature.
Facsimile of the Eastern End of the Throne room of Ashurnasirpal II.
Fact and Fiction in the Ancient Near East:  The Assyrian Royal Inscriptions, the Babylonian Chronicles, and the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible.  By Jens Bruun Kofoed.
Foto Search Stock Photography. Over 250 world class photo images of the Assyrians and Babylonians. Assyrians and Babylonians
Gateways to Babylon  Collections of poems, info on religion, gods and goddesses
Gilgamesh Study Guide by Diane Thompson
Gilgamesh Summary by Richard Hooker
Gilgamesh Translation of the Eleven Tablets.
Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Mesopotamia
Governors,, diplomats and soldiers in the service of Sargon II, king of Assyria
Internet History Sourcebooks. Mesopotamia.  Paul Hallsall of Fordham University
Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamia
An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion. By Tammi J. Schneider. Review by Andrew Riley in Review of Biblical Literature.
Isin Larsa and Old Babylonian Periods 
K. C. Hanson's Ancient World on the Web--relating to the Ancient Mediterranean World
K. C. Hanson's Collection of Mesopotamian Documents
K. C. Hanson's Mesopotamian Photo Gallery--also Persia
Knowledge and Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Valuable resources for teachers.
The Land of Assur and the Yoke of Assur: Studies on Assyria 1971-2005. By Nicholas Postgate. Review by Carly Crouch in Review of Biblical Literature
Links related to Mesopotamia or Language  Much of value here, but randomly assembled
List of Kings of Babylon
List of Rulers of Mesopotamia.

Mesopotamia and the BibleEdited by Mark W. Chavalas and K. Lawson Younger, Jr.  Review by Bruce A. Power from Review of Biblical Literature.
Mesopotamia:  Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Mesopotamian Chronicles.  By Jean-Jacques Glassner.  Review by R. J. van der Spek in Review of Biblical Literature
Mesopotamian Chronicles--Online Access.
Mesopotamian Mytholody:  deities of Assyria, Babylonia, and Sumer.  185 articles!
Mesopotamian Origins
Mesopotamian Sourcebook: More than 100 links to the empires that ruled Ancient Mesopotamia
Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project
A New Look at the Inscriptions of Tiglath-pileser III.  By Galil Gershom.  Bib 81 (2000):511-520.

Painting of Nineveh by James Ferguson in 1853.  Click for larger view.

Northwest Palace of Ashur-nasir-pal II at Nimrud.
Old Babylonian Online Dictionary.
Online Resources related to Nimrud
Oracc Global Sign List
Oracc: The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus. Attempts to develop a complete corpus of annotated cuneiform
Orientalism, Assyriology and the Bible.  Edited by Steven Holloway.  Review by Christopher Hays in Review of Biblical Literature
The Raging Torrent: Historical Inscriptions from Assyria and Babylonia Relating to Ancient Israel. By Mordechai Cogan. Review by Aren Maeir in Review of Biblical Literature.
Reading Babylon.  By Marc Van de Mieroop.  AJA 107 (2003):257-275.
Religion of Babylonia and Assyria.  By Theophilus G. Pinches.  Lecturer at University College, London
Religions of the Ancient World:  A Guide.  Ed. by Sarah Iles Johnston.  Review by Bill T. Arnold in Review of Biblical Literature
The Royal Inscriptions of Esarhaddon, King of Assyria (680-669 BC). By Eric Leichty. Review by Paul Sanders in Review of Biblical Literature.
Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period
The Royal Inscriptions of Sennacherib, King of Assyria (704-681 BC). Part 2. By A Kirk Grayson and Jamie Novotny. Review by Michael S. Moore in Review of Biblical Literature.
Sam Ruff's Tour of Iraq's Archaeology and Culture
Sargon of Akkad (Wikipedia)
Sargon II Correspondence.
State Archives of Assyria Online
Sumerian King List
Sumerian Literature: Electronic Text Corpus
The Triumph of the Symbol: Pictorial Representations of Deities in Mesopotamia and the Biblical Image Ban. By Tallay Ornan. Review by Bernard F. Batto in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
Ultimate Guide to Mesopotamia

Web Site Links to Mesopotamia or Language  A list of web sites dealing with Mesopotamia and linguistics.  Much of value here, but it is randomly assembled.
Who Were the Babylonians?  By Bill T. Arnold.  Reviewed by Joseph Cathey in Review of Biblical Literature
The Worm and the Toothache.  Translation by Ephraim A. Speiser.
Yale Babylonian Collection
Ziggurats, The.

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