In a PowerPoint
presentation, Fran showed the archaeological evidence for
Enheduanna, the daughter of King Sargon of Akkad, who lived in
Ur 4300 years ago. There are hundreds of lines of Sumerian
poetry attributed to Enheduanna (see below).
In the Q & A
session after the lecture, people said they would like to hear
and discuss the poetry in detail at a future event, having
learned about Enheduanna as a person.
June concluded the evening
by telling the Enheduanna narrative poem Inanna and Mount Ibih.
In this, the shape of the Jabal Hamrin mountain range is
explained as the result of a big fight it had with the goddess
The audience included Professor A. Razak J. Al-Essa,
Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq.