Stefan Nowicki considers the role of women in ancient Mesopotamia from information derived from royal inscriptions.
“A new museum is being set up near Hagia Sophia to display portable icons and Holy relics.”
“Police conducting a routine inspection of a frozen seafood shop in eastern Spain have netted 13 Roman amphoras and an 18th-century metal anchor, all of which were apparently found by the owner’s son on fishing trips and used to decorate the premises.”
Get your Unicode cuneiform fonts here.
Popular Mechanics explains how you can use Google’s new Fabricus to text your friends in hieroglyphics.
Steve Ortiz is on The Book and the Spade this week talking about the move of the archaeology program from SWBTS to Lipscomb.
ACOR has posted three recent online lectures:
- “Religious Change in Southern Jordan in the Byzantine and Islamic Periods,” by Robert Schick
- “The ACOR Photo Archive: Mobilizing Digital Tools to Preserve Visual Heritage,” by Jack Green and Jessica Holland
- “Nabataeans on the Shores of the Dead Sea,” by Konstantinos D. Politis
Eisenbrauns, an imprint of PSU Press, is offering a special tiered discount on archaeology titles now through October 31st.
A Logos sale on Zondervan books for $7.99 includes:
- The Bible and the Land, by Gary M. Burge
- Jesus and the Jewish Festivals, by Gary M. Burge
- Jesus: A Visual History, by Donald L. Brake with Todd Bolen
Some volumes in Brill’s Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East are now available online for free, including:
- The Age of Solomon, edited by Lowell K. Handy
- Ancient Ammon, edited by Burton MacDonald and Randall W. Younker
- Origins, by William W. Hallo
- The Philistines in Transition, by Carl S. Ehrlich.
HT: Joseph Lauer, Agade, Ted Weis, Mark Hoffman, Wayne Stiles