By Maxim Edwards
'We had a saying in those days. To shine shoes like an Assyrian,' begins Valery. 'There's a reason why that profession was so popular among Assyrians -- when you live dispersed, all over the world, and nobody speaks your language, you need a job where you can be mute. Where you have no voice.
By John Bartlett
Rewriting history can be a rewarding endeavor. Professor Grant Frame of Penn's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant of $250,000 to continue his work with his project, The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period.
(BBC) -- Two of the ancient cities now being destroyed by Islamic State lay buried for 2,500 years, it was only 170 years ago that they began to be dug up and stripped of their treasures.
By April Holloway
The Akitu festival was one of the oldest Mesopotamian festivals, dating back to the middle of the third millennium BC.
By Rosaline Walters
Thomas Lazar left high school in Year 11 but today, the Edensor Park designer has been chosen to show his couture gowns at one of Australia's most prestigious fashion shows -- Fashion Palette.
By Janos Gereben
Lilea Eshoo's family business, California Lavash, began in a garage -- not unlike some other successful Silicon Valley ventures.