Did you know that many religions had flood myths, not just Gilgamesh and Noah? In this interview Dr Louise Pryke answers your questions that include the role of Marduk in Babylonian society and Mesopotamian narratives such as The Epic of Gilgamesh and flood narratives. She also tells us how her love of stories brought her to study the oldest stories in the world.
Dr. Louise Pryke has a PhD in Ancient History and is the author of four books. Louise has taught courses in ancient languages and literature at Macquarie University and the University of Sydney and is the author of Scorpion (2016), Ishtar (2017), Gilgamesh (2019), and Turtle (2021).
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Experts in History
Join your host Dr Fiona Richards as she interviews our Experts on History!
We'll meet historians, archaeologists and curators who are experts in their field and hear about the lives of people who have made history their jobs, learn fascinating facts about the past, and go on a journey through world history. Fiona also includes questions for our experts that were sent in by WHE readers.
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Fiona Richards is a history expert herself: She holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh, has worked in the heritage travel industry, spent many years in historical publishing, and launched her own magazine, Timeless Travels, which specialized in history, archaeology and travel. She is an award winning journalist and the author of two books on Egyptian scarabs.