Mesopotamian Religion Timeline

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  • c. 3500 BCE
    First written evidence of religion in the world recorded on Sumerian tablets.
  • c. 2600 BCE
    The Myth of Etana written.
  • 2285 BCE - 2250 BCE
    Life of Enheduanna, daughter of Sargon of Akkad, and world's first author known by name.
  • c. 2150 BCE - c. 1400 BCE
    The tales of Gilgamesh written which inform The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • c. 1900 BCE - c. 1600 BCE
    Composition of The Descent of Inanna.
  • c. 1800 BCE
    Written form of the Hymn to Ninkasi, the goddess of beer.
  • c. 1700 BCE
    The Ludul-Bel-Nimeqi written (known as the Sumerian 'Book of Job').
  • c. 1640 BCE - c. 1700 BCE
    Written form of the Atrahasis Myth of the Great Flood.
  • c. 1300 BCE
    The Myth of Adapa appears in written form.
  • c. 1100 BCE
    The Enuma Elish creation myth written down.