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    Why Dead Languages Like Akkadian Still Matter?

    I grew up hearing the Code of Hammurabi read out loud, in Akkadian, at the dining-room table. I did not know that my graduate-student mother was one of Akkadian’s few regular readers. The language of the ancient Akkad region, or modern-day Iraq, is considered a “dead language,” just like Ugaritic

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    Does cuneiform make you want to bite a tablet?

    Then it’s time you signed up for our online Sumerian Cuneiform Course! Less than a week left to this course in Oriental Institute – University of Chicago. Register here

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    Le site web de l’AEPOA est actuellement en construction. Des sections sont donc encore manquantes. Merci de votre patience

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    Le Qatar sauvera-t-il les pyramides soudanaises ?

    L’exploration des trésors archéologiques du Soudan, en particulier ses nombreuses pyramides, est relancée grâce à un programme de financement qatari. C’est la mission que s’est donnée le Projet archéologique qataro-soudanais (Paqs), rapporte Al-Monitor. Ces pyramides, vestiges de l’ancien royaume méroïtique (VIIIe-IVe siècle avant J.-C.), restent méconnues du grand public. Or,

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    King Tut’s wet nurse may have been his sister: expert

    An archaeologist said Sunday that Maia, Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun’s wet nurse, may have actually been his sister Meritaten, reviving speculation about the identity of the mother of the boy king. DNA tests have proved that the pharaoh Akhenaten was the father of Tutankhamun, but the identity of his mother has

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