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Enheduanna Bibliography

Books About, By, and Related to the High Priestess and First Author, Enheduanna



Getty Museum. 2021. "Clues in Cuneiform: Lives Revealed in Ancient Records of Mesopotamia." YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTYTept7X7o.



Reiner, Erica. "How We Read Cuneiform Texts." Journal of Cuneiform Studies 25, no. 1 (1973): 3–58. https://doi.org/10.2307/1359507.


Zettler, Richard L. "Reconstructing the World of Ancient Mesopotamia: Divided Beginnings and Holistic History." Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 46, no. 1 (2003): 3–45. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3632803.



Cuneiform Nail for Temple

Minassian, Kirkor, Former Owner, and Kirkor Minassian Collection. Votive cone inscription, Cuneiform tablet no. 26. [Between 2144 and 2124 b.c] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020741395/.


"Sumerian Cone or Clay Nail." n.d. Joy of Museums Virtual Tours. Accessed April 25, 2022. https://joyofmuseums.com/museums/united-states-of-america/philadelphia-museums/penn-museum/historical-objects-of-the-penn-museum/sumerian-cone-or-clay-nail/.




Binkley, Roberta. Enheduanna, Daughter of King Sargon: Princess, Poet, Priestess - Transoxiana 8." 2013. Transoxiana.org. 2013. http://www.transoxiana.org/0108/roberts-enheduanna.html.


Gadotti, Alhena. "Portraits of the Feminine in Sumerian Literature." Journal of the American Oriental Society 131, no. 2 (2011): 195–206. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23044641.


 Howard, Sethanne. "En Hedu'anna." Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 103, no. 2 (2017): 21–34. https://www.jstor.org/stable/90013601.


Meador, Betty De Shong. Inanna, Lady of Largest Heart: Poems of the Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.


Sjöberg, 'ke W. "in-nin-š'-gur-ra: A Hymn to the Goddess Inanna by the en-Priestess Enheduanna." Zeitschrift fur Asyriologie 65 (1975): 161-253.


The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature. The Exaltation of Inana (Inana B): Translation. Retrieved March 29, 2009, from: http://www.etcsl.orient.ox.ac. uk/section 4/tr4072.htm


Wee, John Z. "Lugalbanda Under the Night Sky: Scenes of Celestial Healing in Ancient Mesopotamia." Journal of Near Eastern Studies 73, no. 1 (2014): 23–42. https://doi.org/10.1086/674797.


Wolkstein, Diane, and Samuel Noah Kramer. Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.


Zgoll, Annette. NIN-ME-SARA: Lady of Countless Cosmic Powers. Tr. Tatjana Dorsch, from Der Rechtsfall der En-hedu-Ana im Lied nin-me-š'r-ra. M'nster: Ugarit-Verlag, 1997. Retrieved March 29, 2009, from: http://www.angelfire.com/mi/ enheduanna/Ninmesara.html



Exaltation of Inanna


"Documents That Changed the World: The Exaltation of Inanna, 2300 BCE." UW News, www.washington.edu/news/2015/05/05/documents-that-changed-the-world-the-exaltation-of-inanna-2300-bce/.


‌"Exaltation of Inanna." Ischool.uw.edu, ischool.uw.edu/podcasts/dtctw/exaltation-inanna.


Hallo, William W. and J.J.A. van Dijk. The Exaltation of Inanna. New Haven: Yale UP, 1968.


Wagensonner, Klaus. 2020. "Between History and Fiction – Enheduana, the First Poet in World Literature." Www.academia.edu, January. https://www.academia.edu/42095912/Between_History_and_Fiction_Enheduana_the_First_Poet_in_World_Literature.

"The Exaltation of Inana (Inana B): Translation." Etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk, etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section4/tr4072.htm. Accessed 23 Apr. 2022.


Excavation of Ur


Christie, Agatha. An Autobiography. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1977.


"AGATHA CHRISTIE and Archaeology." Www.shotsmag.co.uk, www.shotsmag.co.uk/feature_view.aspx?FEATURE_ID=117. Accessed 23 Apr. 2022.

Museum, Ur Digitization Project-Penn Museum & British. "UrOnline - the Digital Resource for the Excavation of Ur." Www.ur-Online.org, www.ur-online.org/about/6/. Accessed 23 Apr. 2022.‌



"Penn Museum Blog | Ur Digitization Project: Item of the Month, June 2012 - Penn Museum." n.d. Www.penn.museum. https://www.penn.museum/blog/museum/ur-digitization-project-item-of-the-month-june-2012/.

Ronda, R, and M C H Ale -M Oore. 1995. "Women in Public: The Disk of Enheduanna, the Beginning of the O¯Ce of En-Priestess, and the Weight of Visual Evidence." RAI 33: 195. https://janes.scholasticahq.com/article/2431.pdf.


"The Great Ziggurat of Ur | Unearthed." Www.facebook.com, www.facebook.com/watch/?v=737816653836321. Accessed 24 Apr. 2022.

Woolley, C. Leonard. "The Ziggurat of Ur." The Museum Journal XV, no. 2 (June, 1924): 107-114. Accessed April 23, 2022. https://www.penn.museum/sites/journal/1235/





"Inanna." n.d. World History Encyclopedia. Accessed April 24, 2022. https://member.worldhistory.org/Inanna/.


"Annabel Du Boulay - Nurture Your Soul, Discover the Grail." n.d. Annabel Du Boulay. Accessed May 7, 2022. https://annabelduboulay.com/.


Brockway, Laurie Sue. 2021. "6 Ancient Love Goddesses to Inspire Your…." Spirituality & Health. December 7, 2021. https://www.spiritualityhealth.com/6-ancient-love-goddesses-to-inspire-your-inner-enchantress.


Mesopotamia and Ur


"Middle East Galleries Tour | Virtual Guided Tours - Penn Museum." n.d. Www.penn.museum. Accessed April 26, 2022. https://www.penn.museum/tour/tour.php?id=4.


  "Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses - Nanna/Suen/Sin (God)." 2009. Upenn.edu. https://doi.org/http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu../../listofdeities/nannasuen/.



"Penn Museum Blog | Ur Digitization Project: Item of the Month, June 2012 - Penn Museum." n.d. Www.penn.museum. https://www.penn.museum/blog/museum/ur-digitization-project-item-of-the-month-june-2012/.


Meaning of Enheduanna


Campbell, Mike. n.d. "Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Enheduanna." Behind the Name. Accessed April 24, 2022. https://www.behindthename.com/name/enheduanna.


‌‌Clark Creative Education. "Enheduanna: The First Writer." Biosphere, 2020.


"Enheduanna." n.d. World History Encyclopedia. https://member.worldhistory.org/Enheduanna/.


"Enheduanna Poetry Modern English Translations Temple Hymns Exaltation of Inanna." 2022. Thehypertexts.com. 2022. http://www.thehypertexts.com/Enheduanna%20Poetry%20Modern%20English%20Translations%20Temple%20Hymns%20Exaltation%20of%20Inanna%20.htm.



World's First Author Video


Field Forio, Soraya. 1584b. "Who Was the World's First Author?" Www.ted.com. 1584. https://www.ted.com/talks/soraya_field_fiorio_who_was_the_world_s_first_author/transcript?language=en.


"TED Talks Usage Policy." n.d. Www.ted.com. https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy.