What role does memory play in the development of cultural identities? What forms of cultural memory are there, how are they organised, what transformations are they subject to? Jan Assmann looks into these questions in a comparison of three Mediterranean cultures of antiquity– Egypt, Israel and Greece.Das kulturelle Gedächtnis. Schrift, Erinnerung und politische Identität in frühen Hochkulturen (title of the English translation: Cultural Memory. Writing, Remembrance and Political Imagination in Early Civilisation) by Jan Assmann has been translated into Serbian (excerpt) by Nikola B. Cvetković under the title Kultura pamćenja. Pismo, sećanje i politički identitet u ranim visokim kulturama, published by Prosveta, Belgrade.