Topography - Mythology - Narration, abbreviated TEMEN (Sumerian “foundation”) has been a joint project of Georg-August Universität Göttingen and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2014-2018. The project has dealt with Ancient Near Eastern mythology, aiming to identify individual mythical hylemes and hyleme-sequences ("myths") in order to reconstruct their place in a particular religious, historical and social setting of ancient Mesopotamia.
The project has been financed by the Joint Lower Saxony - Israeli Research Cooperation Program (Volkswagen Foundation). The aim of this funding program is to provide incentives for cooperation, especially among young researchers, with a view to strengthening cooperation between research institutions in Lower Saxony and universities in Israel. Our project has provided the basis for several new collaborative projects on mythology and religion in ancient Mesopotamia.