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

 
 

The Zipang Recording Project (ZRP) was launched by the Enheduanna Society in October 2017.

The purpose of the project is to record and make publicly available the Zipang repertoire of re-told Mesopotamian stories. These re-told stories are based closely on academic translations and were developed over twenty years of public performances by the Zipang storytellers. Click here to view a list of written sources for the stories.

The ZRP will enable these stories to be listened to in English and in Arabic, providing a free and easily accessible introduction to the literature of ancient Iraq.

Below is a list of the ZRP stories currently available, either as audio files or videos. Simply click on the title of any story to view further information about it and how to access it. It is free to watch, listen to and download ZRP stories.

The ZRP is generously supported by an Outreach Grant awarded to the Enheduanna Society by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI).

Click here to find out how you can support the Zipang Recording Project.

New titles are being added regularly.

Do come back again soon and check them out.

Title

Language

Format

Adapa

Arabic

Audio

Adapa

Arabic

Video

The Asag

English

Audio

Dialogue of Pessimism

Arabic

Audio

Dialogue of Pessimism

English

Audio

Dumuzid's Dream

Arabic

Audio

Enki and Ninmah

English

Audio

Ereshkigal and Nergal

Arabic

Audio

Ereshkigal and Nergal

English

Audio

Etana

English

Audio

The Gilgamesh epic

English

Videos

The Home of the Fish  NEW

English

Audio

The Huluppu Tree

Arabic & English

Audio

Huwawa

English

Audio

Inana and the King  NEW

English

Audio

Inana's Descent

English

Audio

Ishtar's Descent

Arabic

Audio

King Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta

Arabic

Audio

King Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta

English

Audio

The Marriage of Martu

English

Audio

The Marriage of Martu

English

Video

The Moon God's Journey to Nibru

English

Audio

The Poor Man of Nippur

English

Audio

The Poor Man of Nippur

English

Video

Shukaletuda

English

Audio