Most of the references behind the trilogy can be found online or in some of the larger public libraries. They are readable and informative and seldom technical. Yes, I have read every one, most in part, a few completely, and a few twice over. Enjoy.


Reading List

_____ (ed.) Splendors of the Past, National Geographic Society, Washington, D. C., 1981
_____ (ed.) TimeFrame 3000-1500 BC, The Age of God-Kings, Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1987
Baring, Anne, Cashfor, Jules, The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image, Viking, 1992
Bibby, Geoffrey, Looking For Dilmun, Penguin Books, 1970
Black, Jeremy and Green, Anthony, Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia, Univerity ofTexas Press, 1992
Campbell, J., Muses C., In All Her Names, New York, Harper San Francisco, 1991
*Childe, V. G., New Light on the Most Ancient East, New York, W. W. Norton, 1969
Cles-Reden, Sibylle von, Realm of the Great Goddess, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, 1962
Cottrell, Leonard, The Quest For Sumer, New York, Putnam, 1965
Dalley, Stephanie, Myths From Mesopotamia, Oxford Press, 1992
*Eisler, Riane, The Chalice & The Blade, HarperCollins, 1988
Friedrich, Johannes, Extinct Languages, Philosophical Library, 1957
Frymer-Kensky, Tikva, In the Wake of the Goddesses, Free Press, 1992
*Gimbutas, Marija, The Civilization of the Goddess, HarperSanFrancisco, 1991
Gimbutas, Marija, The Gods and Goddesses of Old Europe: 7000-3500 B.C., University of California Press, 1982
Gimbutas, Marija, The Language of the Goddess, HarperSanFrancisco, 2001
Hawkes, Jacquetta, The First Great Civilizations, Knopf, 1973
*Heyerdahl, Thor, The Tigris Expedition,  Doubleday, 1981
Hooke, S. H., Middle Eastern Mythology, Baltimore, Penguin Books, 1963
Kramer, S. N., From the Tablets of Sumer, The Falcon's Wing Press, 1956
Kramer, S. N., History Begins at Sumer, Doubleday, 1958
Kramer, Samuel Noah, Cradle of Civilization, Time-Life Books, 1967
*Kramer, Samuel Noah, The Sumerians, University of Chicago Press, 1963
*Mara, W. P., Venomous Snakes of the World¸ T.F.H. Publications, 1993
Postgate, J. N., Early Mesopotamia, London, Routledge, 1994
Pritchard, J. B., The Ancient Near East, Princeton University Press, 1958
Reade, Julian, Mesopotamia, Harvard University Press, 1991
Roaf, Michael, Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, Equinox Ltd., 1990
Saggs, H. W. F. Everyday Life in Babylonia & Assyria, New York, Dorset Press, 1965
Scarre, Chris, Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World, Dorling Kindersley, 1993
Steinman, Marion, "Chicken scratches written in clay yield their secrets", Smithsonian, Dec 1988, p.130
*Stone, Merlin, When God Was A Woman, New York, Dorset Press, 1976
*Thesiger, Wilfred, The Marsh Arabs, New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1964
Weidensaul, Scott, Snakes of the World, Chartwell Books, Secaucus, New Jersey, 1991
*Woolley, L., Excavations At Ur, New York, Thos. Y. Crowell, 1955
Woolley, L., The Sumerians, W. W. Norton, 1965

* Recommended