Professor Stephanie Dalley

Senior Research Fellow in Assyriology

Stephanie Dalley is a British scholar of the Ancient Near East who was formerly a Fellow of the Oriental Institute, Oxford, where she taught Akkadian and Sumerian for almost three decades.

She is best known for her investigation into the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and her proposal that it was situated in Nineveh and constructed during the rule of Sennacherib. Her other achievements include her work on the Sealand Dynasty.


2017 ‘Gilgamesh and heroes at Troy: myth, history and education’, ed Sherratt, Archaeology and Homeric Epic Oxbow 116-134

2017 ‘The natural world in ancient Mesopotamian literature’ eds Parham and Westling, A Global History of Literature and the Environment, 21-36

2017 ‘Of arches, vaults and domes’ eds. Heffron, Stone and Worthington, At the Dawn of History. Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honour of J.N.Postgate, 127-131

2017 ‘The cuneiform inscription found at Tas-Silgπ (Malta), banded agate, “targets” and “cushions” ‘. eds Mizzi, Vella and Zammit, Ancient Near Eastern Studies supplement 50, in honour of A.Frendo, 21-28

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