"Travelling in Ancient Sumer"

A project funded by the University of Cambridge for the school year 2021-22

Ancient Sumer in primary schools!

Visit our Teachers' corner to learn more about our sessions

Travel in Sumer!

A guidebook to Ancient Sumer! and a forum for Travellers

Outreach Events!

"Living in Sumerian city" at the Cambridge Festival first week of April with Cambridge Archaeology.
If you could not come, have a look at the videos 🙂

First (mega) cities
Explore a Sumerian city
Why move to a Sumerian city
Living in a Sumerian city

The project “Travelling in Ancient Sumer – Urban Studies and Sensory Archaeology to recreate Ancient Sumer” is funded by the University of Cambridge for the school year 2021-22.
(Arts and Humanities Impact Fund - Principal Investigator: Pr. A. McMahon, Department of Archaeology)

What happened in April at Esagil Games?

All around the Cambridge Festival and "Living or not living in a Sumerian city!"

We had great questions and debates with all participants during online workshops, stretching from Sumerian diet and commuting to cities as "safety net" and even land management to avoid desertification!

Four videos are available if you would like to know more about what it was all about!

First (mega) cities: https://youtu.be/Fh-pUJ_Jels
Explore a Sumerian city: https://youtu.be/eSYvViLJqhs
Why move to a city: https://youtu.be/fRvlaTrX7f8
Living in a Sumerian city: https://youtu.be/xWQXIIl1GM8

Twit after festival
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"Esagil Games" is all about bringing the fascinating Mesopotamian civilisations to your home!
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