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Royal Library of Ashurbanipal: The Long Lost House of Ancient Wisdom

The royal library of Ashurbanipal housed the knowledge of the ancient world more than a thousand years prior to the founding of the world-famous...

Apkallu: The Legendary Sages Who Brought Divine Wisdom to the World

The Apkallu, whose nature and origin remain unclear, is often referred to in the clay tablets inscribed in the cuneiform script of ancient Mesopotamia....

Abzu God: The Mysterious Ancient Deity That Resided Beneath the Earth

Abzu god was an ancient Mesopotamian water deity worshiped in Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria. Abzu — also known as Apsu and Absu — initially...

Babylonian God of Wisdom: A Notable Deity You’ve Never Heard Of

Nabu was the Babylonian wisdom and writing god, as well as the second most important deity in Babylonian mythology. Unfortunately, we lack evidence of...

Meet Dumuzid: The Ancient Mesopotamian God Who Died and Resurrected

Dumuzid, the god of shepherds and the husband of Inanna, was worshiped by the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians and Assyrians thousands of years before the...

The Greatest Carthaginian Generals in History: Training and Deeds

Carthaginian generals were fierce military leaders in the ancient world who led Carthage during its shift from a small trade city to one of...

Babylonian Women: Whores and the Surrogate Goddess

Babylonian women and Sumer women had vital and specific roles in ancient Mesopotamia. From sex workers to homemakers to being divine fill-ins possessed by...

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt: A Glamorous Visit to the Past

The Egyptian lifestyle that is shown in movies nowadays is not what it was at all compared with the daily life in ancient Egypt...

Famous Pharaohs: The Legacy of Ancient Egyptian Rulers

Great nations are made by great rulers, and ancient Egypt was built by the wisdom and courage of famous pharaohs through their distinct approach...

Horses in Ancient Egypt: How They Became Important

During the Second Intermediate Period 1700-1550 BC, the Hyksos introduced horses in ancient Egypt to ancient Egyptian culture. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of horses...

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