For the back story on the video, go here: “‘The Flood’, A Haunting New Album Bringing Ancient Sumerian and Babylonian Language and Music Back to Life”
Not all attempts to re-create old music work well. Some are of interest only to scholars. This one works, I think — see if you agree.
To the list of Things Created by Pagans (democracy, etc.), add the profession of museum curator.
That honor goes to Princess Ennigaldi, the daughter of King Nabonidus, the last king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. As was traditional for the daughters of Mesopotamian kings, her primary duties were religious in nature, both as the high priestess of the moon god Nanna and as the administrator of a school for young priestesses. It was around 530 BCE that Ennigaldi created her museum. That comes dangerously close to being everything we know about the woman behind the world’s first museum.
Dad was into restoring ziggurats. Read the rest.