• 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 and Phoenician. All these dead […]

    Continue reading
  • 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

    Continue reading
  • En construction

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

    Continue reading
  • 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, le Qatar s’intéresse à ces […]

    Continue reading
  • 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 long been a mystery. On […]

    Continue reading
  • Tomb of Tutankhamun’s wt nurse is opened for the firts time since it was discovered in 1996.

    Tomb of Tutankhamun’s wet nurse is opened for the first time since it was discovered in 1996… as Egypt launch a PR offensive in a bid to woo tourists back. The tomb of Tutankhamun’s wet nurse has been opened to visitors for the first time, following its discovery almost 20 years ago. The burial site, […]

    Continue reading
  • La nourrice de Toutankhamon était en réalité sa sœur

    Un égyptologue français a affirmé dimanche en Égypte que la nourrice du pharaon Toutankhamon, Maïa, n’était autre que sa sœur, la princesse Mérytaton, relançant les spéculations sur l’identité de la mère du jeune roi, décédé il y a plus de 3 000 ans. L’archéologue Alain Zivie avait découvert en novembre 1996 la tombe de Maïa, […]

    Continue reading
  • Unique Hebrew inscription unearthed at Galilee site

    Excavations at the Kursi site on the shores of the Sea of Galilee have uncovered an inscription in Hebrew letters engraved on a large marble slab, dating back ca. 1,600 years. No similar artifact has even been found before in Israel, and the finding confirms for the first time that the ancient settlement at the […]

    Continue reading
  • Could Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb Reveal Secrets From Egypt’s Shadowy Past?

    She was married to one of the most eccentric pharaohs. But after his death she may have reigned on her own––as a man. If researchers have found her tomb, what’s inside could change Middle Eastern history. Every time something is discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the whispers begin. Is it the queen? Has […]

    Continue reading
  • Égypte : le secret de la grande pyramide bientôt élucidé?

    Des savants ont trouvé des « anomalies thermiques impressionnantes » sur une façade de Khéops. Une découverte qui laisse une partie des Égyptiens froids. En Égypte, l’équipe internationale de savants de « Scan Pyramids », qui cherche à sonder le cœur des pyramides, a déjà enregistré des résultats. Le ministre des Antiquités égyptien, Mamdouh Al-Damaty vient de […]

    Continue reading