All Things Assyrian

Complex Astronomical and Astrological Systems Detailed on Ancient Assyrian Tablets
Enheduanna: Princess, Priestess and the World's First Known Author
In Search of a Martyred Assyrian Ancestor
Assyrian Monastery in Iraq Dates Back to 400 AD
The 12 Wise Men
Master of Extinct Languages
The Heavenly History of Angels in Art
The First Christian King
Saint Jacques of Assyria
Japanese Museum Finds Rare Scroll From Country's Early Christians
The Assyrian Women Traders of Ancient Anatolia
It's Assyria. With an A.
The First Library in the World to Reopen
Tribute to the Assyrian King
The Hidden $129 Million Assyrian Relief
Assyrian Women's Choir Sing a Different Tune
Religion and Royalty in the Holy Assyrian City
Nineveh: the Crown City of Ancient Assyria
A Wedding Fusion of Assyria and Samoa
The British School of Archaeology in Iraq
Assyrian Water Balloons
The Assyrian Tablets and the Lost City
Assyrian Iconographer Honors His Roots
The Greatest King You've Never Heard of
Noah's Ark and the Assyrian Relief
Picture Perfect Art Program Recognizes Assyrian Youth
Is the Lost Language of Iraqi Jews Really Lost?
An Old Language in the New World
Ancient Middle Eastern Luxury
Assyrian Tablets and the Lost City
Sydney and the Assyrian Refugee Writer
Iron and War
The Assyrian Monastery in Iraq
The Assyrian March Against Judah
The World's Oldest Monastery
The Assyrian Poet and the Kurdish Boy
The Church of Many Voices
Galen and the Ancient Assyrian Manuscript
Ancient Assyria in Color
Rossini and the Assyrian Queen
Isaac of Nineveh
The Assyrian Citadel in Los Angeles
Beneath Biblical Prophet's Tomb
The Assyrian King and His Aqueduct
New Light on Ancient Epics
Medicine and Mesopotamia
The Cursed Assyrian Stele and the British Police
The Science of Anuptaphobia
Assyrians Ruled By Social Media
Iraqi Assyrian Makes Faith-based Films
Jonah's Assyrian King
The Assyrian Poet
The Sneaker Speaker
City of Merchants
Edible Cuneiform
Assyrian Ghostbusters
The Baklava Wars
Archaeologists Unearth Record of Ancient Assyria's Demise
The Assyrian Artist From Iraq
The Anti Butcher
Summaries

Complex Astronomical and Astrological Systems Detailed on Ancient Assyrian Tablets

Archaeologists studying a group of five unique stone tablets dating to the first millennium in Babylonia and Assyria have announced that they reveal a hitherto unknown level of astronomical understanding. Events and appearances in the night sky have been recorded for thousands of years. Following the solar and lunar cycles allowed people to predict seasonal change which enhanced outdoor survival.

Enheduanna: Princess, Priestess and the World's First Known Author

By Louise Pryke

The world's first known author is widely considered to be Enheduanna, a woman who lived in the 23rd century BC in ancient Mesopotamia (approximately 2285 -- 2250 BC). Enheduanna is a remarkable figure: an ancient "triple threat", she was a princess and a priestess as well as a writer and poet. The third millennium BC was a time of upheaval in Mesopotamia.

In Search of a Martyred Assyrian Ancestor

(BBC) -- Eastern Turkey had a large and thriving community of Christians a little over 100 years ago, but since then most have been dispersed or killed. The BBC's Eli Melki went to look for traces of a relative, who was martyred at the age of 33. One evening in June, I sat in the sunset among the Roman ruins of Zirzawan hill, in south-east Turkey.

Assyrian Monastery in Iraq Dates Back to 400 AD

By A.C. Robinson

Dere, North Iraq -- Mar Odisho Monastery, dating back to the fourth century, still serves the Assyrian community in the tiny village of Dere just four kilometers east of the ancient town of Amedi in Duhok province. Father Elias Daud, born in Dere in 1935 but raised in Baghdad, returned to the village in 1973. He's been leading services and taking care of the monastery for the past 30 years.

The 12 Wise Men

(BBC) -- Thirty years ago there were 50,000 Christians in south-eastern Turkey speaking a dialect of Aramaic - the language of Christ. Now there are 2,500. Talking to one of them, the BBC's Jeremy Bristow learned that instead of Three Kings, there might actually have been 12. Fresh out of his farm clothes, Habib the mayor now sits at his table in a crisply ironed shirt.

Master of Extinct Languages

A renowned Turkish assyriologist has been shedding light on extinct languages for over 56 years. Veysel Donbaz, who retired from working as a manager of cuneiform archive department in Istanbul's Archeology Museum, talked to Anadolu Agency about the languages of the ancient Hittites and Akkadians and how many words used in modern Turkish are rooted in these extinct tongues.

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