We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East

Akkadian Reading Group

The CAMNE Akkadian Reading Group meets once a week during term time to read and discuss Akkadian texts in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Anyone with some prior knowledge of and interest in Akkadian language and literature is very welcome to join!

A manuscript of Gilgamesh 6 from the Library of Ashurbanipal

We read a variety of texts depending on the interests of current members. Texts we have read in the last couple of years include:

  • SB Anzu
  • OB Gilgamesh (Sippar tablet)
  • SB Gilgamesh (Tablets I and V)
  • Enūma eliš
  • Ludlul bēl nēmeqi (Tablets I-II)
  • The Persian Verse Account
  • Codex Hammurabi
  • Extracts from Neo-Assyrian royal inscriptions
  • Selected Babylonian Chronicles
  • The Borsippa Cylinder of Antiochus I

If you would like to join the group, or for more information, please contact Johannes Haubold or Kathryn Stevens.