Sumerian Mythology (Paperback)
Originally published in 1944, 'Sumerian Mythology' was written by Samuel Noah Kramer, a leading figure in the creation of the modern discipline of Sumerology. He was the first to piece together, decipher, and edit major works of Sumerian mythology and literature.
The Sumerians were a non-Semitic, non-Indo-European people who flourished in southern Babylonia from the beginning of the fourth to the end of the third millennium B.C. During this long stretch of time the Sumerians, whose racial and linguistic affiliations are still unclassifiable, represented the dominant cultural group of the entire Near East.
The Sumerians were the pragmatic and gifted people who created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man. This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about them.