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Ancient Author Enheduanna

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Friday, Mar. 22, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET


Disk of Enheduanna.

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators!

Developed by the Sumerians around 3400 BCE, cuneiform is the oldest known form of writing. Originally developed for business records, ancient scribes developed many uses for writing, including telling stories and making music. The earliest known named writer was an ancient Akkadian priestess named Enheduanna. In honor of Women’s History Month, join the Penn Museum as we look back at Enheduanna and early Mesopotamian writing. Students will then learn some simple letters and words in cuneiform that they can write themselves.

Recommended materials: Blank sheet of paper and a writing utensil.

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