Tag: from babylon to baghdad: ancient iraq and the modern west

Ancient Lullabies in Mesopotamia

01/10 | Parents worldwide and through the ages have longed for a magical cure for their crying babies. In BAR, David Bosworth examines ancient Mesopotamian lullabies used to soothe babies.   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

What a Lotus in the Left Hand Means

01/05 | What does holding a lotus in the left hand mean in ancient Near Eastern art?   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Trove of Assyrian Clay Tablets Unearthed in Iraqi Kurdistan

11/10 | Archaeologists working at a Bronze Age site in Iraqi Kurdistan discovered a trove of Assyrian clay tablets. Many of the tablets had been stored in a ceramic vessel, perhaps for   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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