Did you always want to know (but never dared ask) why an hour counts sixty minutes? Who invented the beer? Why the first letter of our alphabet is A? Why the first author known by name is a woman? Or where the expression ‘an eye for an eye’ comes from?

All answers can be found in ancient Mesopotamia.

If you are interested in people who lived 5000 years ago then please browse through this website and discover a corner of Assyriological research here at UGent!