In Kingdoms of Sumeria ‘The God Kings of Mesopotamia’ we reveal exciting new perspectives on the Sumerians creation myth of their origins. Now housed in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, we have one of the most important writings preserved on this very issue.
The Sumerian king list, as it is commonly known delivers an astonishing backdrop to this saga. This Sumerian King List, however, still confounds historians after more than a century of research.
There are many renditions of this incredible ancient artefact, that have been recovered from various ancient sites, where flourishing cities once stood.
The list is an ancient manuscript originally recorded in the Sumerian language, listing kings of Sumer from neighbouring dynasties, their supposed reign lengths, and the locations of “official” kingship.
What makes this artefact so unique is the fact that the list, blends, apparently mythical pre-dynastic rulers with historical rulers who are known to have existed.