Where to find sources for ancient Mesopotamia

Cuneiform tablet
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Primary Sources

Ancient Mesopotamia - Ancient History Sourcebook

Fordham University provides a list of links to online primary sources from the classical era.

The British Museum

Search the museum's extensive artefact collection.

Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative

Provides links to all of the museums and universities around the world that contain cuneiform artefacts. Most links provide translations of the artefacts.


The ETANA website is a searchable database of artefacts from across the Ancient Near East.

Secondary Sources


An online academic database used by universities worldwide that is a superb resource for History students. To view full articles, you will require membership.

Ancient Mesopotamia Flipboard Magazine

A collection of online articles and news reports about ancient Mesopotamia.

Please Note: Some internet browsers do not handle the Flipboard website very well, and it is sometimes better to have the Flipboard App on your device to view the magazine.

Google Scholar

This searches internet sites for academic articles and books. It often only provides one or two pages, but it is often enough to find quotes and bibliographical details.


JURN Search Engine

Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.