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  • 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 May/June 2022

    Kunga Power

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    (© Glenn Schwartz/Johns Hopkins University)
  • Ancient Tax Time May/June 2021

    Spoils of War


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    (Album/Alamy Stock Photo)
  • Digs & Discoveries November/December 2014

    Storeroom Surprise

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    (Courtesy Penn Museum, Kyle Cassidy, 2014)
  • Archaeology Island March/April 2013

    Traders from Ur?

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    (Courtesy Hilary McDonald & Flemming Højlund, Kuwaiti-Danish Mission)
  • Letter from Iraq Mar 01, 2011

    The Ziggurat Endures

    An American soldier reflects on his experience at the ancient city of Ur

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