Tag Archives: Akkadian

Civilizations of Ancient Iraq

I published a book review of an engaging book “Civilizations of Ancient Iraq“co-authored by my former Akkadian Professor at Yale Ben Foster.

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The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary

I just downloaded the massive Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, 90 years in the making! What an invaluable resource that preserves languages and cultures  from more than 3000+ years of ancient Mesopotamia.  This dictionary is useful for so many reasons, including Semitic … Continue reading

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Noah’s Ark: the facts behind the Flood

“Noah’s Ark: the facts behind the Flood. A recently discovered Babylonian tablet is a blueprint for a round-shaped ark that animals could board two by two.” A fun read from The Telegraph.

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Doctoral Qualifying Exams: Part 2 – Language Exams

In Humanities-based doctoral programs that have language components, before you take the content-based qualifying exams, you must first pass all the language requirements.  The languages required and the level of proficiency vary from program to program and depend in part … Continue reading

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