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Oct. 01

Arts & Crafts for Kids: Little Assyrian Scribes

Over time, the need for writing changed and the signs developed into a script we call cuneiform. For thousands of years, Assyrian scribes recorded daily events, trade, astronomy, and literature on clay tablets. Cuneiform was used by people throughout the ancient Near East to write several different languages. Ancient Assyrians used cuneiform script until it was abandoned in […]

Sep. 27

Q&A with author Dr. Sargon Donabed

Sargon Donabed recently published his newest book, Reforging a Forgotten History. He completed his PhD at the department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto in 2010.  Q: What inspired you to pursue Assyrian studies?  Feeling that an injustice had been done and that I was duty-bound to correct it. That was the eternal optimist in me. […]

Sep. 20

Q&A with Nineveh Press founder Tomas Beth-Avdalla

Tomas Bet-Avdalla is the founder of the Nineveh Press. The Nineveh Press publishes new books and reprints old and rare books and periodicals concerning Assyrian language, literature, history, and culture.  Q: Where were you born?  I was born in Augsburg, Germany, but I grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden. My parents are from Tur Abdin, Assyria. Q: You […]

Aug. 15

Q&A with Children’s Books Author Julia Sorisho Rodgers

Q: When did you know you wanted to write?  A few years ago, I took my children to our local library in the Washington, D.C. area, and came across an international books section for young children. I flipped through bilingual books written in Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish, Arabic, and Hebrew. I was inspired by the collection […]

Aug. 03

Remembering the Honorable Homer Ashurian

The Assyrian Universal Alliance Foundation family is deeply saddened by the loss of the Honorable Homer Ashurian, who passed peacefully in Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 30, 2016. He was a central part of the AUAF for nearly thirty years, and will be sorely missed. The late Homer Ashurian was born and raised in Urmia, […]