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TAG: Mesopotamia

  • Features July/August 2024

    The Assyrian Renaissance

    Archaeologists return to Nineveh in northern Iraq, one of the ancient world’s grandest imperial capitals

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    (Land of Nineveh Archaeological Project)
  • Digs & Discoveries July/August 2023

    Bullish on the Storm God

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    (Courtesy Murat Akar; Département des Antiquités orientales © 2008 Musée du Louvre/Thierry Ollivier)
  • Top 10 Discoveries of 2022 January/February 2023

    On the Origin of Cities

    Lagash, Iraq

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    (Courtesy Emily Hammer)
  • January/February 2023

    World's Oldest Straws

    Maikop, Russia

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    (Photo by V. Trifonov)
  • Digs & Discoveries November/December 2022

    Assyrian Soft Power

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    (M. Önal, based on laser scan by Cevher Mimarlık)
  • Features November/December 2022

    Priestess, Poet, Politician

    4,000 years ago, the world’s first author composed verses that helped forge the Akkadian Empire

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    (Courtesy the Penn Museum, Object No. B16665)
  • Digs & Discoveries July/August 2022

    Sailing in Sumer

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    (German Archaeological Institute/Mayssoun Issa)
  • Digs & Discoveries May/June 2022

    Kunga Power

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    (© Glenn Schwartz/Johns Hopkins University)
  • Features March/April 2022

    The Last King of Babylon

    Investigating the reign of Mesopotamia’s most eccentric ruler

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