Sep 30, 2020
Six years ago, Dishad Marf Zamua learned one man's seat is another man's ancient temple column. Zamua went to Iraqi Kurdistan to study artifacts he connected to an Urartian temple city called Ardini. This area is thought to have been a buffer region between the kingdoms of Urartu and Assyria. Zamua discovered the locals were reusing the ruins of temple column bases as seats or stairs. Talk about an antique.
Sep 16, 2020
It took almost seventy years and a French Assyriologist to understand the cuneiform tablets were ingredients for soup recipes and not pharmecutical tablets. Thank you, Jean Bottéro. If you are studying ancient Babylon or planning a Bible study and need the flavors of Babylon to make the accounts of Daniel and Necuchadnezzar come alive, here are two recipes, one for Babylonian stew and one for Tah'u Stew. Image by Calum Lewis courtesy of Unsplash