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The text, written in Sumerian, outlines the monthly rations that female weavers employed by the state received from the local administration in Irisagrig, where such rations tended to be unusually generous. Puzur-Iškur is known from other Irisagrig texts as having been an “overseer of the weavers.” The month name Nig-Enlila was only used in Irisagrig and some nearby settlements, which confirms that the text has to come from this area.
When Eckart Frahm, professor of Assyriology and a core faculty member of the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center, received a call from Homeland Security...
Professor Rizvi (on left) with seminar participants: Katherine Werwie, Chelsea Connelly, Yagnaseni Datta, Soffia Gunnarsdottir, Stéphanie Machabee, Doyle Calhoun, Maia Simon, Andrés Bustamante.
Over the course of the semester, the graduate History of Art seminar “Museum and Nation” has focused on the role of museums in generating national identity in the United Arab...
Professor M. Nazif Shahrani, Indiana University, Bloomington, and Professor Thomas Barfield, Boston University
On April 13 and 14, the Yale Program in Iranian Studies—operating under the auspices of the MacMillan Center’s Council on Middle East Studies—hosted the Conference on...

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“When I began to become interested in Islamic philosophy, which was in the early 1990s, the eternity of the world was considered the most important philosophical question...