By Yaron Druckman
It is the first such collection to be excavated in the Jerusalem are, in dig conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University in the City of David archeological site. The plates made of ivory -- considered more precious than gold in the ancient world - were found in the ruins of a large administrative building from 8-7 century B.C.
From the start of Christianity, one of the most critical geographical settings has been in the form of the desert, which has served as an escape from the distractions of the world for thousands of years. From the Old Testament Prophets to the witness of both Christ and St.
By Dr Themistocles Kritikakos
100 years later, the trauma that Greek survivors experienced during the final years of the Ottoman Empire has been passed on to their descendants living in contemporary Australia. The Armenian genocide during the First World War is internationally known. However, the similar experiences of Greeks and Assyrians in the late Ottoman Empire between 1914 and 1923 remain largely unknown.
By G. Ragesh
The clergy's uneasy relationship, mostly, with India's valiant freedom fighters who fought for freedom from the British is history, but pious exceptions adorn the altar of the country's struggle for Independence.
By Erin O'Brien
Gabriel Oktay Cili is a man of many talents. When we visited him on a winter day in January, he had a crowd of visitors packed into his tiny, tunnel-like shop on the main tourist drag in old Mardin, near the Syrian border with Turkey. Each had a cup of cardamom-laced Assyrian coffee or tea in hand and each was waiting for Gabriel to attend to them.
The Nimrud Lens is a 3,000-year-old piece of rock crystal discovered in 1850 by Sir John Layard in the Assyrian palace of Nimrud in what is now Iraq. Since its discovery more than a century ago, scientists and historians continue to debate its use, with one prominent Italian professor claiming that the lens was used by the ancient Assyrians as part of a telescope.