Tag Archives: History

How Seeds Have Been Vital to World History

“How do you summarize a book that traverses every continent, plumbs the depths of human and paleontological history and skims both the ocean waves and the dead silence of outer space? “The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, … Continue reading

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Why World War 1 and the Ottoman Empire Matter Today. Desert News article

If we seek to resolve the conflicts of the present, we must first understand and resolve the conflicts of the past.  See my Deseret News article “Why World War I and the Ottoman Empire Matter Today“

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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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Mummies from a lost lost medieval Christian kingdom that flourished in the Nile Valley

“A 900-year-old medieval crypt, containing seven naturally mummified bodies and walls covered with inscriptions, has been excavated in a monastery at Old Dongola, the capital of a lost medieval kingdom that flourished in the Nile Valley.“

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