Researcher and writer (b. 20 June 1914, Bursa). She has also written under the pseudonym Muazzez Çığ. She is the wife of Topkapı Museum Director M. Kemal Çığ. She started her primary education in Çorum and completed in Bursa (1925). She graduated from Bursa Teacher Training School for Women, 1931) and Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geography, Department of Sumerology (1940). She worked as a Sumerologist and cuneiform expert at the İstanbul Archeological Museums and retired in 1972.
Her articles have been published in many reviews and newspapers such as Belleten and Bilim ve Ütopya. She is an honorary member of German Archeology Institute and İstanbul University, Institute of Prehistoric Sciences.
STUDY-RESEARCH: Kur'an, İncil ve Tevrat'ın Sümer'deki Kökeni (The Origins of the Koran, the Bible and the Torah in Babylon, 1995), Sümerli Ludingirra (Babylonian Ludingirra, a retrospective science-fiction, 1996), İbrahim Peygamber (The Prophet Abram, according to Babylonian writings and archeological finds, 1997), İnanma'nın Aşkı (The Love of İnanma, the Belief and the Holy Marriage in Babylon, 1998), Hititler ve Hattuşa (The Hittites and Hattuşa, written by İstar, 2000), Ortadoğu Uygarlık Mirası (Civilization Heritage in the Middle-East, 2002).
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: Zaman Tüneli ile Sümer'e Yolculuk (Time Tunnel and the Journey to Babylon, 1993).
She has also translated from English.
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) – Ünlü Bilim Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 2, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Serhat Öztürk / Çivi Çiviyi Söker: Muazzez İlmiye Çığ Kitabı (2002), Söyleşi (Vatan Gazetesi,16 Ekim 2006), Muazzez İlmiye Çığ’dan itiraf: “Profesör değilim, sadece kütüphane memuruydum” (Zaman, 24 Mayıs 2009), 106 yaşına giren Muazzez İlmiye Çığ “Hayattaki en önemli 3 şeyi” açıkladı (odatv.com, 19.06.2019).