Sumerian Mythology: A Review Article

  title={Sumerian Mythology: A Review Article},
  author={Thorkild Jacobsen},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={128 - 152}
  • T. Jacobsen
  • Published 1 April 1946
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
HE study of ancient Mesopotamian civilization may be said to have reached the threshold of a new epoch. For only now does the vast and profoundly important early Sumerian literature begin to be accessible in a real sense. It is not that the task of publishing the thousands of fragments of clay tablets upon which this literature was inscribed has only now begun. Rather the major part, and in many respects the heavier end, of that task was accomplished in long years of valiant work by many… 
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