"This website collects recordings of modern Assyriologists reading ancient Babylonian and Assyrian poetry and literature aloud in the original language. It is the first undertaking of its kind, and accordingly some explanation of its aims is called for."
thanks naomi! i did get this mail from agade mailing list
"A colleague relayed this notice about two rare films on Iraq. They were produced more than 50 years ago when Iraq was a kingdom. While viewing the second film, you'll hear the voice of the late King Faisal II taking his constitutional oath of office.
Post by us4-he2-gal2 on Nov 25, 2010 23:19:10 GMT -5
Nice find Sheshki - with the school kids learning some cuneiform signs I've forwarded it to my Near East religion instructor in the hopes of countering some less then stellar picture of interest hear on the university level hm.
On Gods and Kings in Ancient Mesopotamia Katerina Saskova, Lukas Pecha, Petr Charvat (edd.), Shepherds of the Black-headed People – The Royal Office Vis-à-vis Godhead in Ancient Mesopotamia Plzen: Zapadoceska univerzita 2010 ISBN 978-80-7043-969-2 231pp., 9 black-and-white illustrations. [There is no charge for the book. It is an output of the project sponsored by state, so it can’t be sold. In return for the postage charge, however, you may wish to send back some of you publications in return, as a gesture of goodwill.]
With this volume of studies, outcome of a colloquy which took place in Plzen (Pilsen) in October 2010, the ancient-history team of the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the Philosophical Faculty of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen submits to the Assyriological community the first major research contribution since its establishment in 2006. The volume contains contributions evenly spread over three pre-Christian millennia of ancient Mesopotamian history. It opens with a workshop on texts, seals and sealings of archaic Ur (beginning of 3rd millennium), to which Walther Sallaberger, Adelheid Otto and Petr Charvat have contributed. This first group is followed by treatments focusing on the Old Akkadian period (Pavel Kral, deification of Naram-Sin) and the Ur III age (Ludek Vacin, deification of Shulgi). The Old Babylonian epoch comes next, with papers by Lukas Pecha (crisis of the Old Babylonian state) and Michel Tanret (historical interpretation of OB seal iconography). The Neo-Assyrian period receives attention in contributions by Katerina Saskova (Assarhaddon´s accession to the throne) and a short summary of the University of West Bohemia archaeological exploration of the city of Erbil in northen Iraq, reaching from the Neo-Assyrian to the Medieval period (Karel Novacek). The volume editors render account of the discussions which took place during the colloquy, and provide a comprehensive bibliography and register at the volume´s end.
We entreat all those who may wish to obtain a copy of this volume to kindly write to the following address:
Department of Near Eastern Studies (c/o Kateřina Šašková ) Philosophical Faculty University of West Bohemia at Plzen mail address: Univerzitni 8 CZ-30614 Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic or mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Because you are unmatched among the Great Princes, maiden Inana, praising you is magnificent!
Post by us4-he2-gal2 on Nov 17, 2012 13:11:28 GMT -5
Very interesting madness - Nice to see the BBC and apparently the British people caring about something Assyriology is doing. Or seeming to. I'm not sure how people outside the field are going to contribute to the project as Dahl seems to invite them to do..
Dahl accomplishments are impressive - he certainly seems set to leave his mark on assyriology.