The investigation of past cultures of the modern nationstate of Iraq through the study and scientific analysis of material remains (i.e., osteological, artifactual, architectural, etc.).
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The 2003- Iraq War and Archaeology
Francis Deblauwe gathers articles and information about the impact of the war on the archaeological remains in Iraq, including the losses from looting.
Akkadian Healing Therapies in the Babylonian Talmud
A preprint version of an article by M. J. Geller of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Geller proposes utilising the Babalonian Talmud as an account of then current Akkadian cultureal practaces. [PDF]
Cuneiform Tablets: From the Reign of Gudea of Lagash to Shalmanassar III
Clay tablets, cones, and brick fragments inscribed using the ancient pictographic writing system known as cuneiform from the Library of Congress’ collections.
An Early Achaemenid Administrative Text from Uruk
Translation, transliteration, and drawing of tablet.
Enheduanna, Daughter of King Sargon: Princess, Poet, Priestess
Transoxiana 8. Portrait of a Near Eastern woman, in 2300 B.C. Enheduanna represented a strong and creative personality, an educated woman, and one who fulfilled diverse roles in a complex society, not unlike women's aspirations today.
Iraq Appeals to Berlin for Return of Babylon Gate
From the Guardian, Iraq urges Germany today to return chunks of Babylon shipped to Berlin at the beginning of the last century in a heritage seizure which makes Britain's removal of the Parthenon Marbles look tame.
Iraq Museum International
The history and cultural heritage of Iraq. Invites the active participation of the Iraq reconstruction community as well as students, professors, professionals and cultural enthusiasts from all countries.
Iraq: Navel of the World
A collection of ancient and pre-modern Iraqi objects on display at the Ashmolean Museum.
Kill Looters, Urges Archaeologist
From Guardian Unlimited, an American archaeologist urged her compatriots to kill the looters who are pillaging archaeological sites in Iraq.
Museum Madness in Baghdad
Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2004. April 2003, during the mayhem that followed the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime, looters entered the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad, and stole or destroyed artifacts. In the confusion, no one outside Iraq knew exactly what was taken or the identity of the thieves.
Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project
Project collecting all published and non-published Assyrian texts to make them available on-line.
The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
By gathering all available data on persons and personal names in the Neo-Assyrian period, PNA is a research tool that makes this large body of information accessible to Assyriologists and scholars in related fields.
Stolen Stones: The Modern Sack of Nineveh
Looting of Iraqi archaeological sites since the Gulf War. Illustrated feature by John M. Russell in Archaeology includes clickable map of the throne room suite. (December 30, 1996)
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