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Student Series! Ishtar vs Wonder Woman: A Collision of Culture

So my schedule was totally wack-a-doo this week so I didn’t get to finish my usual Art History post (it’ll be up Sunday promise!). Instead I have a super cool Student Series blog post. 1,095 more words


An ancient Assyrian spell to make a baby go to sleep!

This is an ancient spell to make a baby go to sleep! It is written on this clay tablet that was stored in the Assyrian library of the Assyrian King, Ashurbanipal. 82 more words


Re-Discovering the Darkness of the Biblical Flood Account: Brief Comparison of the Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis 8

*These thoughts are not intended to be fully developed. For the most part, they are musings about my current coursework at the University of Chicago. 966 more words

General Musings

Who were the Philistines? New Evidence from Ashkelon Dig

You may have read in the press about recent discoveries regarding a Philistine graveyard which has been found at Ashkelon in Israel. The graveyard is somewhere between 2,700 and 3,000 years old. 854 more words

Ancient Near East