simplykeight asked: I'm sure a lot of people ask you this, but how did you become interested in the ancient world? Do you work in a history field? Or do you plan on going into one?
I don’t know where my love of ancient history started. I’ve always been interested in history for as long as I can remember. As a child, my interest in ancient history started with Ancient Egypt, and as I got older it branched out into other cultures such as Greek and Roman history. As of now I’m taking a break from school, but I was and will be a Classics and history dual major with the intent of becoming a history professor one day. Thanks for the question, and I hope you enjoy the blog!
Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu (called Lilith in the Bible), though seemingly not the usual demonic Lilitu. 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC