Category Archives: Ancient Near East

Artificial Intelligence and Government

Recent, Kai-Fu Lee wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled, “The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence.” It’s an interesting piece because it names the types of job likely to be lost as A.I. continues its rapid development. … Continue reading

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Text as Data sessions at the upcoming American Oriental Society meeting in LA

I just received word of two sessions at the upcoming AOS meeting pertaining to Digital Humanities: “Text as Data: Digital Humanities for Text Analysis.” There are a number of interesting titles here.

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Met Museum Makes 375,000 Images Available for Free

These include all the images of the Met in New York that are available in the public domain. This is very helpful for researchers. For more information, see the NYTimes story here.

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Egyptian pyramids and cosmology

Tourists flock each year to Egypt’s Aswan governorate to witness a rare solar alignment phenomenon at the Abu Simbel temple, where the sun’s rays strike the statue of Pharaoh Ramses II. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/02/egypt-ramses-temple-sun-alignment-tourism.html

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Discovery of Neo-Assyrian Palace near Mosul

Archaeologists have made an unexpected discovery while documenting ISIL’s destruction of the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah, near Mosul. You can learn more about the discovery, and see both photos and a video, here. The palace appears to date from … Continue reading

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