All Things Assyrian

Santur: From Ancient Assyria to Persia and Beyond
Assyrian-Style Vegan Meat and Rice Balls
Horse Archers: The Feared Unit of Ancient and Medieval Warfare
On the Silk Road to China
The Ancient Assyrian Game of Pah Tum
Researchers Extract Ancient DNA From a 2,900-Year-old Assyrian Clay Tablet
3,200 Year-Old Assyrian Perfume Recreated
The Tigris: The River That Birthed Civilisation
The World's Fastest Growing Church
Experts Create AI to Translate Ancient Assyrian
Fragment of a 1,750-Year-old Assyrian New Testament Translation Discovered
Art As a Bridge for Two Cultures
Who is Dr. Now?
The Language of the Gods: Cuneiform Writing
3,200 Year-Old Assyrian Perfume Recreated
The First Ever Menu In History Was Carved On A Stone Tablet
Ancient Stone Marks China's First Encounter With Christianity
The Assyrian and the Drone
The Assyrian Ivory Plates in Jerusalem
The Assyrian Fathers of Christianity in Georgia
100 Years Since the Catastrophe of Smyrna
The Assyrian Priest, Ghandi and Nehru
The Story of Assyrian Wine in Turkey
The 3,000-year-old Assyrian Lens
Australian Assyrian Gymnast Places Fourth Place Nationally
Russian Revives Fashion for Assyrian Kokoshniks
Ancient Assyrian Complex Discovered Under Turkish Home
How Long Can a Garden Last?
How Assyrians Laid the Blueprint for Future Empires
The Largest Library in the Ancient World
An Assyrian Genocide, a Russian Revolution, an Indian Grandfather
Visiting The Biblically Historic City Of Nineveh
The Lost Assyrian Colony in Africa
Ancient Assyrian Armor Found In China
Assyrians and the Birth of Iraqi Soccer
India's Forgotten Assyrian Bishop
A Legendary Assyrian Siege Ramp
The Jazzy Assyrian
Inside the Assyrian Citadel
The Origin of the Armenian Alphabet
The Assyrian Comedian
Housewives, Weavers and Businesswomen: Assyrian Women From Assur and Kanesh
The King's Parasol
Enlightenment On Middle Eastern History And Culture Through Artwork
The King's Library
The Assyrian King's Earring
God of Scribes and Wisdom
Assyrian Artist Uses Snow to Create Intricate Art
The Bridge of Dalaleh: From Arta to Assyria
Art, Talent and Adversity
The Ancient Zoroastrian Symbol of Iran
Ancient Assyrian Art: the Visual Culture of an Empire
43 Facts About The Assyrian Empire
Medicine in Ancient Assyria
The Era of the Handshake
Reanimating Cultural Confidence
Mongolia to Restore Assyrian-based Traditional Alphabet
The Mysterious Giant Mounds of Jerusalem
Don't Call Me 'POC'!
The Ultimate Weapon of Ancient Times

Santur: From Ancient Assyria to Persia and Beyond

By Douglas Sanders

The santur, an ancient musical instrument with roots in the region now known as Iran, holds a rich history and influence across various cultures. Dating back to 669 B.C., it graced Assyrian and Babylonian stone carvings, depicting it being played while suspended from the player's neck.

Assyrian-Style Vegan Meat and Rice Balls

By Joe Yonan

This is Food editor Joe Yonan's take on the traditional rice-studded meatballs called kufteh that his aunts and grandmother made on his childhood visits to Chicago, a center of Assyrian American culture. As a vegetarian, he uses vegan ground beef, and he couldn't resist creating a quick but nontraditional lemon-butter sauce out of the cooking liquid left in the pan.

Horse Archers: The Feared Unit of Ancient and Medieval Warfare

By Robert C. L. Holmes

A horse archer is a cavalryman armed with a bow who can shoot while riding on the back of a horse. This style of warfare appears to have developed on the open plains of Eurasia as a way to hunt and protect animal herds. In war, the combination of horse and archer proved to be incredibly effective.

On the Silk Road to China

(Xinhua) -- A conference on the inheritance and development of Turfan studies has attracted over 100 domestic and foreign scholars to the city of Turpan in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The sixth International Conference on Turfan Studies was held from Monday to Wednesday, during which experts shared their latest findings and visited archaeological sites.

The Ancient Assyrian Game of Pah Tum

By Lenny Flank

Pah Tum is a game from the ancient civilization of Assyria, one of the first urban centers which flourished along the Tigris River Valley in the Middle East about 3800 years ago. Archaeological digs have uncovered partial game boards including an ivory example in the tomb of an Egyptian scribe named Reny-Seneb from 1800 BCE.

Researchers Extract Ancient DNA From a 2,900-Year-old Assyrian Clay Tablet

For the first time, a group of researchers have successfully extracted ancient DNA from a 2,900-year-old clay brick. Currently housed at the National Museum of Denmark, the clay brick originates from the palace of Neo-Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II, in the ancient city of Kalhu. Known today as the North-West palace in Nimrud (modern-day northern Iraq), its construction began around 879 BCE.

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