Tag Archives: Babylon

TED Talk: Why Are These 32 Symbols Found in Caves All Over Europe

In her TED Talk Why Are These 32 Symbols Found in Caves All Over Europe, Genevieve von Petzinger argues that there are only 32 symbols found in pre-historic caves in Europe. Furthermore, because early language/writing systems were pictographic (i.e., Sumerian, Egyptian), … Continue reading

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Cities and Civilization: Of Babylon and Zion. My latest article on Deseret News.

Cities and Civilization: Of Babylon and Zion. “Zion is no ordinary, human civilized city….According to one stream of thought, cities are an invention of humans, not the domain of God. Cities contain and cultivate the ills of the world, cutting … Continue reading

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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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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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Learning Space Design and Borges The Library of Babel

A few weeks ago I was meeting with friends and the topic of learning space design, specifically designing learning spaces at libraries, came up.  I joked that we should design learning spaces at the BYU library based on Borges The … Continue reading

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