Tags » Ancient Near East

El-Amarna Correspondence

2015.03.08 | Rainey, Anson F. Z”L. The El-Amarna Correspondence: A New Edition of the Cuneiform Letters from the Site of El-Amarna based on Collations of all Extant Tablets, edited by William Schniedewind and Zipora Cochavi-Rainey. 1,464 more words

HB/OT

Islamic State vs The Archaeology

I got back from Iraq last weekend and immediately came down with a stinking cold. I’m going to have to face facts; that I’ve developed an allergy to Istanbul Ataturk Airport, possibly due to the price of beer there. 776 more words

Archaeology

Persian Art - Persepolis

Persia was one of the last kingdoms of what we know today as the Ancient Near East. It was a massive empire– look at the map below– composed of many different cultures and ethnicities, and the first to officially recognize and accept the different languages and religions of its varied people. 362 more words

Art History

Sumerian Art - Overview

background and artistic innovations

Ancient Sumeria emerged around 3500 BCE, making it one of the first human civilizations ever. It emerged in the Fertile Crescent, or modern day Iraq– surpluses in agriculture allowed for humans to start living in large cities, creating complex social systems and developing… 363 more words

Art History

CONTINUITY AND DISCONTINUITY IN ANCIENT NEAR EAST WISDOM

CONTINUITY AND DISCONTINUITY IN ANCIENT NEAR EAST WISDOM (PDF)

INTRODUCTION

     In the Ancient Near East (ANE), a common manner in which individuals were instructed was by the use of wisdom literature. 4,561 more words

Emmanuel Chapel Of Helena

Finals Week

As finals week comes to a close I feel that it is important to reflect on the Winter term I’ve had since so much has happened. 232 more words

Life

The destruction of Nimrud

There’s a reason I don’t like reading the news: it’s depressing, truly depressing. How can I not be devastated when I read that the ancient city of Nimrud has been bulldozed?  81 more words

News