Los rituales en los templos de la Babilonia helenística y parta (siglos IV-I a.C.) en las tablillas cuneiformes del British Museum

Conferencia de Rocío Da Riva (Universidad de Barcelona)


Martes, 6 de junio
sala conferencias, 19:00
Asistencia libre y gratuita


The archaeological site of Babylon, the most important city of ancient Mesopotamia, has provided a large number of cuneiform documents dating to the end of the 1st millennium BCE. These texts, currently preserved in the British Museum (London), refer to the rituals of temples and shrines dedicated to the different deities of the city. Of uneven length and complexity, and sometimes fragmentary, the documents describe in detail the procedures and actions to be carried out during the religious ceremonies of the temples. An interesting aspect of these rituals has to do with the role of music in these ceremonies, especially those related to the New Year rituals and to the cult of the goddess Ishtar, patroness of war and love.