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I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks. The exhibition is quite magnificent

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january 2019 by colmanareilly
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RT : King ’s Library contained thousands clay tablets covering everything from magic to medicine, politics…
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november 2018 by jameswagner
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This morning's staff breakfast was about our spectacular . The eye-popping…
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november 2018 by dyma
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RT : The exhibit does a spectacular job of integrating innovative storytelling strategies t…
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november 2018 by dyma
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RT : A moving relief in the exhibit shows women and children being led from battle in a mas…
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november 2018 by dyma
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RT : was also a scholar and librarian, assembling a vast library of over 30,000 clay tablets that included…
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november 2018 by mshook
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RT : Opens November 8 : exhibition. King of Assyria, the great rival of . Sphinx of Tah…
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june 2018 by mutirdis
Four Characters in Search of a Gig, by Wasuremono
Gen. "In which a band made up of four ancient kings plays a show in what may very well be the afterlife."
The.Mesopotamians.(song)  Genre.Gen  Rated.PG  Sargon  Hammurabi  Ashurbanipal  Gilgamesh  1000-1999.words 
january 2011 by settiai
The first attempt at organizing all the world's information
Knowledge and Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire may sound like a dry website, but its subject and content is fascinating. In the 7th Century BC King Assurbanipal of Assyria built a library that was to contain all the world's knowledge. Destroyed by the Medes in 612 BC, the library was not rediscovered until the 1840s. 28000 clay tablets written in Akkadian have been found. 1600 can be read online, all translated into English. It's a somewhat overwhelming amount, but there's a lovely highlights section, which even includes pictures of the pillow-shaped writing tablets. For a thorough overview, you can listen to the In Our Time episode about the Library of Nineveh. The most famous text to have been found in Nineveh is undoubtedly the Epic of Gilgamesh. The story of its decipherment and the controversies that ensued, is interesting in its own right.
Akkadian  Ashurbanipal  Assurbanipal  Assyria  Assyrians  cuneiform  Gilgamesh  history  libraries  library  Medes  MiddleEast  Nineveh  from google
march 2010 by djotto

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