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archeology of the ancient Assyrians

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And in Mesopotamia, Perseus' Scimitar (Harpe in Greek) was named Gam, though assyriologists disagree about which stars represented it.
While biblical Israel and Judah should naturally have been included within "Bible lands," in practice this designation was primarily used by Assyriologists to refer to their work on the broader geographical setting of the Bible outside of Palestine, and particularly on Iraq.
Reportedly, the moment he detected the flood story upon a fragmented cuneiform tablet he was deciphering in the British Museum one November day in 1872, the brilliant young Assyriologist George Smith commented about being the first person to read this after more than two thousand years, and then leapt up, ran about the room, and, to the amazement of those present, began to undress.
In a review of this development, Mattessich [2002] points out that Dreyer's claim has yet to be "thoroughly evaluated and assessed by Egyptologists, Assyriologists and archaeologists in general" [p.
Crawford ends with one of the more interesting questions currently facing Assyriologists, that of the diminishing status of women at the turn of the second-first millennia.
Assyriologists present 10 papers on archaeological findings along the Habur and Middle Euphrates Rivers, focusing on cuneiform texts excavated during the periods 1997-99 and 2005-10 that date to the 18th to 11th centuries BC.
In the 1990s a rumor began to spread among Assyriologists indicating that Iraqi villagers, in the wake of the confusion during the Gulf War, had illicitly excavated cuneiform tablets that documented the existence of a Jewish city in Babylonia.
Obviously this relatively recent discovery still has to be thoroughly evaluated and assessed by Egyptologists, Assyriologists and archaeologists in general.
Berossos is hardly a household name among Classicists and Assyriologists.
Stokl and Waerzeggers hope that Assyriologists, biblical scholars and ancient historians will continue to interact with each other and that the essays will be an encouragement and an invitation to dialogue that will be interesting, enriching and productive.
For example, Egyptologists now suggest that the divine status of pharaohs was more complicated than the view that pharaohs were gods; Assyriologists challenge the idea that the ritually enacted hieros gamos occurred; and "sacred prostitution" has proven to be a scholarly misperception.
However, looking for such cases could very easily lead to uncontrolled and excessive etymological and etymographical suggestions among modern Assyriologists.
They are well formatted on the page, making the texts easily available for further study both by Assyriologists and by historians of science and divination who are interested in the contents of the omens.
It will long remain a standard reference for Assyriologists, biblical historians, and everyone interested in the creation of the Assyrian empire.
There have been few Assyriologists capable of, willing to, and in a position to gather together this small, but important group of texts.