Fairy tales, myths and epics - ancient Middle Eastern literature still draws our attention and leads us into the fascinating time of the ancient Orient. Here the nonfamous fable of the tooth worm, which is causing the toothache, is told, but also the great myth of Innanas is described, which tells the story of the goddess Ishtar´s way to the underworld. There are also daily-life stories from the life of a student or the Sumerian incantations against a crying baby. In her book Sabina Franke gathered the best stories ancient Near Eastern literature has to over about Mesopotamian gods, men and kings. Her book is a journey to the birthplace of literature in Mesopotamia, which appears so far away and yet familiar at the same time.
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