Vol. 1 / No. 3

By: Samuel Noah Kramer

A Sumerian Document with Microscopic Cunieform

The Department of Oriental Antiquities in the Louvre in Paris is the fortunate possessor of the remains of a Sumerian […]

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Vol. 5 / No. 1

By: Samuel Noah Kramer

The Biblical “Song of Songs” and the Sumerian Love Songs

The Biblical book commonly known as Solomon’s “Song of Songs” or “Canticles,” is like no other book in the Old […]

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Vol. 6 / No. 1

By: Froelich Rainey, Rodney S. Young, Samuel Noah Kramer and William R. Coe

Expedition News – Fall 1963

South Asia The Museum’s Director, Dr. Rainey, and Professor W. Norman Brown, Chairman of the South Asia Regional Studies Department […]

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Vol. 6 / No. 3

By: Samuel Noah Kramer

The Indus Civilization and Dilmun, the Sumerian Paradise Land

One of the most significant and impressive archaeological achievements of the twentieth century centers around the discovery of the ancient […]

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Vol. 8 / No. 2

By: Samuel Noah Kramer

Ephraim Avigdor Speiser

On June 15, 1965, Ephraim Avigdor Speiser, creative scholar, inspiring teacher, gifted writer, died in his Elkins Park home in […]

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Vol. 9 / No. 4

By: Samuel Noah Kramer

Reflections on the Mesopotamian Flood: The Cuneiform Data New and Old

Historiography, the writing of history, was hardly a favorite subject of the ancient Mesopotamian academicians and men of letters. Lacking […]

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Vol. 20 / No. 1

By: Samuel Noah Kramer

The Ur Excavations and Sumerian Literature

Leonard Woolley’s excavations at Ur have been justly acclaimed for their extraordinary, unexpected, and invaluable archaeological discoveries: the royal ceme¬≠tery, […]

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