All Things Assyrian

Medicine in Ancient Assyria
The Era of the Handshake
Reanimating Cultural Confidence
Mongolia to Restore Assyrian-based Traditional Alphabet
The Mysterious Giant Mounds of Jerusalem
Don't Call Me 'POC'!
The Ultimate Weapon of Ancient Times
New Website on Assyrian Heritage in Turkey
Son of Assyrians
British Museum Offers Fictional Travel Guides to Ancient Cities
The Assyrian Church in India
The 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Panels
Semiramis, the Real and Legendary Assyrian Queen
The Detroit Restaurants That Taste Like Ancient Assyria
Scientists Use Lab Equipment to Reveal Ancient Hidden Text
Approaching Ancient Assyria Through Archaeology Leads to New Insights
The Monastery in Georgia Founded By an Assyrian
Assyria Township OKs Pay Increase for Elected Officials
Reclaiming the Christmas Kileche
The Epilepsy Demon
Assyrian Woman Uses Social Media to Launch Hollywood Career
The Assyrian Empire: Governors, Diplomats and Soldiers
Cuneiform Reveals Shared Birthplace
Cuneiform Tablets and 'Envelopes' Tell of Mesopotamian Sophistication
Assyrian Tablets Reveal Timing of Solar Storm Mentioned in Bible
Ancient Recipes Spring to Life
Assyrian Woman on Fire
Oriental Institute Unveils Multimillion-Dollar Makeover for Centennial
How Two Colossal Assyrian Icons Were Recreated Using Digital Tech
The Art of Ancient Assyrian Kings
'Assyria to America' Exhibit Places Ancient Art in Modern Context
3,000-year-old Assyrian Settlement Unearthed in Southeast Turkey
Mardin: Mesopotamia's Summer City
The Chicago Archaeologist Who Changed the Way We Study Civilization
The Syriac Place Names of Lebanon
Syrian Pastry Chef Earns Living By Mixing Region's Flavors
The Assyrian War Dog
Ancient Babylonian Astronomers Were Way Ahead of Their Time
The Assyrian Internet Marketer
Ancient Mesopotamia and The Rise of Civilization
Australian Beauty Pageants Driven By Migrant Communities
Meet the World's First Emperor
Art After the End of Civilization
Conversations in Syriac
Comedy and TV
Assyrian Stone Tablet Traces Early Christianity in China
Assyrian Writer Uses Language to 'Engage, Challenge and Empower'
Assyrian Kitchen's Classes, Meals Offer Food for Thought on Ancient Civilization
A Gatekeeper of Knowledge
Mass in East Syriac a Throwback to Days of Yore
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
Summaries

Medicine in Ancient Assyria

A large collection of texts from the Assyrian healer Kisir-Ashur's family library forms the basis for Assyriologist Troels Pank Arbøll's new book. In the book entitled Medicine in Ancient Assur - A Microhistorical Study of the Neo-Assyrian Healer Kiṣir-Aššur, Arbøll analyses the 73 texts that the healer, and later his apprentices, scratched into clay tablets around 658 BCE.

The Era of the Handshake

By Uytae Lee

Sure, there are many important issues that have deserved your attention during the pandemic -- elections, vaccines and tiger documentaries spring to mind. But one issue has really gripped my interest -- the handshake. A social norm turned faux-paw due to COVID-19, some experts, such as U.S.

Reanimating Cultural Confidence

By Philip Mella

Cultural confidence and its close ally, morality, define the character and, ultimately, the longevity of nations, whose average historical life is 245 years, which, ironically, is almost exactly America's age [1]. A 2017 Gallup poll that found 81 percent of Americans believe that our state of moral values is fair or poor.

Mongolia to Restore Assyrian-based Traditional Alphabet

The Mongolian government on March 18 announced plans to restore the use of its traditional alphabet by 2025, replacing the Cyrillic script adopted in the 1940s under the Soviets in a move away from Russian influence. The Times of Australia reports that the Mongolian government will take transitional measures to prepare for the full restoration of the traditional alphabet.

The Mysterious Giant Mounds of Jerusalem

By Ariel David

For more than 2,500 years, giant human-made mounds of earth and stone, some as high as a six-story building, have stood in the southwestern suburbs of Jerusalem. Their purpose: unknown. Their origins: unclear. Their builders: hotly debated. The mounds are a familiar site to locals.

Don't Call Me 'POC'!

By Jenan Younis

'POC' shouldn't be the umbrella term to stuff non-White people under. It was about two years ago. I was announced on stage by the compère as a 'WOC comedian'. I was puzzled -- why on earth was I being introduced as a round-bottomed cooking vessel? As it turned out it was my first encounter with the term 'Person (or in my case woman) of Colour'.

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