Last Sunday your kids had a chance to learn all about mythology and symbolism! They examined the role myths play in our collective identities and experienced the meaning of symbols as physical ways we can practice our ideals. The classes even made their own when they learned about mindfulness and reflected on what they wanted to keep in mind as they entered their homes by making their very own #Mezuzah! They then learned about the origins of writing systems, carved #Akkadian#syllabaries into clay, and practiced their parts in the upcoming play in the #Chanukah celebration
"If a man destroy the eye of another man, they shall destroy his eye. If one break a man's bone, they shall break his bone. If one destroy the eye of a freeman or break the bone of a freeman he shall pay one gold mina. If one destroy the eye of a man's slave or break a bone of a man's slave he shall pay one-half his price." #codexhamurabi#akkadian#cuniform#couldreadthis#louvre#onouitstap#whhhyyyyyy
Arbilla or known as Arbil is one of the Assyrian castles is located in northern Iraq in the province of Erbil. The name of Arbil means the four gods in Assyrian. The height of the castle is 30 m. قلعة أربيل او اربأيلو كما تسمى في اللغة الآشورية وتعني الإلهة الأربعة تقع شمال العراق في محافظة أربيل وهي إحدى القلاع الآشورية الثلاثة في العراق ويبلغ ارتفاعها حوالي 30م
Exercise clay tablet, dated c. 2100 BC (Third Dynasty of Ur). Clay tablets such as these were used to help teach the Sumerian and Akkadian written language. In a similar manner to modern chalkboards, the soft clay could be erased by remoulding it before it dried.
The writing style shows an advanced student, with the text including 3 personal names: ‘Warad-Nanna, Warad-Enlilla, Warad-Ningal’
Lamassu or "bull-man" is a powerful creature that has a human head, eagle wings and a bull body. Additionally, they were the guardians who inspired armies to protect their cities in #Mesopotamia. الثور المجنح "لاماسو"
ھو كائن سماوي من بلاد الرافدین یحمل هيئة الثور برأس إنسان وأحياناً مع أجنحة أو قرون وآذان ثور. وكان الثور المجنح من الأرواح الواقية في المنزل. فكان مرتبطاً بحماية الملوك حيث وضِعَ حارساً على مداخل القصور ومداخل المدن. #العراق #بلاد_الرافدين #أساطير