The Enheduanna Society is pleased to announce the launch of its Zipang Recording Project.
The purpose of this project is to record the repertoire of re-told Mesopotamian stories based closely on academic translations and developed over the past twenty years in public performances by the Zipang storytellers.
The Zipang Recording Project will enable these stories to be listened to in English and in Arabic online, providing a free and easily accessible introduction to the literature of ancient Iraq.
The first story — The Marriage of Martu
— can be listened to on the
Further stories will be added in the months ahead.
inspires the ZIPANG mission.
the Sumerian word for 'breath'.
ZIPANG mission is undertaken by
the Enheduanna Society, an education charity
founded in 2002. To fulfil this mission, the Enheduanna Society—
storytellers booked for public and private
events organised by others
publishes retold stories from ancient Iraq
• passes on Mesopotamian stories and storytelling skills to a new generation of
promotes and organises
ZIPANG storytelling activities for all ages and abilities
• brings together Iraqi and non-Iraqi scholars, storytellers,
musicians and enthusiasts to develop their shared appreciation
of Mesopotamian literature, and spread
this appreciation to as many people as possible.
storytellers depend for their
performance material on the work
of academic translators and
Gilgamesh epic project for young people
went live in November 2016.
21st-century multimedia and bilingual retelling by young people of
the ancient Gilgamesh epic showcases artwork, performances, animations, poetry and written retellings by participants in the Gilgamesh epic project.
Click here to view a 9-minute documentary
about the Gilgamesh epic project for young