University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Tammi J. Schneider

Assyrian Texts

The Inscriptions of Assurnasirpal II and His Son

By: Tammi J. Schneider

The existence of written re­cords at a site is viewed with great joy because texts impart information that cannot be gleaned from other material re­mains. When no such texts are found, the archaeologists and other associated scholars must work that much harder to understand what happened at the site. One way this is done is by […]


Through Assyria’s Eyes

Israel's Relationship with Judah

By: Tammi J. Schneider

The Hebrew Bible records the history of ancient Israel and Judah, relating that the two kingdoms were united under Saul (ca. 1000 B.C.) and became politically separate following Solomon’s death (ca.935 B.C.). The division continued until the Assyrians, whose empire was expanding during that period, exiled Israel in the late eighth century B.C. But the goal of the […]