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A Canadian in the Norfolk Regiment

Here at the Norfolkinworldwar1 blog we were recently contacted by Mr King-Seguin who let us know about the research he and other family members were undertaking about their Grandfather, who came from Canada yet still served with the Norfolk Regiment.  298 more words

Research Project

Mesopotamian Goddesses

In December of 2017, I gave a talk about Priestesses and Goddesses of Ancient Mesopotamia at the Theosophical Society, which was filled with an engaging audience who listened to me speak about an important aspect of my ancestry that is often omitted from history – the women who helped build the cradle of civilization, now called Iraq. 975 more words

Spirituality

Mesopotamian Goddesses

In December of 2017, I gave a talk about Priestesses and Goddesses of Ancient Mesopotamia at the Theosophical Society, which was filled with an engaging audience who listened to me speak about an important aspect of my ancestry that is often omitted from history – the women who helped build the cradle of civilization, now called Iraq. 975 more words

Storytelling

Symbols are just that

Symbols created by historic, religious or cultural perceptions, events or experiences exist in every culture.  Traditions and language play an important role in developing, maintaining and over a period of time even transforming cultural symbolism.  833 more words

Community

Nebechudnezzer II - Neo-Babylonians

The Babylonians are mentioned often in discussions on the ancient Near East. But how many really know anything about them? Nebechudnezzer is a name that is bandied about as if he was the guy next door – minus the trousers and tablet. 26 more words

Ancient World

Don Henley's Mesopotamian Connection: "The Boys of Sumer"

I’ve tried submitting this to many prestigious journals of Ancient Near Eastern history, but no one seems to believe that the following pretty much a word-for-word translation from some dusty cuneiform tablets: 367 more words

History

Saturday 11 May 1918 We Lost 370

The first of 12 air raids on the enemy naval base at Cattaro is made today.  It involves a 400 mile round trip over sea by land aircraft.  345 more words

Royal Navy