By Maxim Edwards
'We had a saying in those days. To shine shoes like an Assyrian,' begins Valery. 'There's a reason why that profession was so popular among Assyrians -- when you live dispersed, all over the world, and nobody speaks your language, you need a job where you can be mute. Where you have no voice.
By John Bartlett
Rewriting history can be a rewarding endeavor. Professor Grant Frame of Penn's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant of $250,000 to continue his work with his project, The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period.