popularising the literature of ancient Iraq through the art of oral storytelling


Here is a list of the ZRP stories currently available as MP3 audio files. Simply click on the title of any story to see, below, a summary of the story. It is free to listen to and download ZRP stories. New titles are being added regularly. Do come back again soon and check them out.

Stories in English

The Marriage of Martu

King Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta

The Asag


Inana's Descent

The Poor Man of Nippur

The Moon God's Journey to Nibru


Enki and Ninmah

Dialogue of Pessimism

Ereshkigal and Nergal


Stories in Arabic

King Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta

Ishtar's Descent


Dialogue of Pessimism

Dumuzid's Dream

Story in English and Arabic

The Huluppu Tree