Who Are Iraqi & Syrian Archaeologists Blaming for Looting?

Aw, go on–you know the answer. It’s an old answer that fits every situation, particularly in the Islamic world. That’s right: the Jews! Yes, they’re using their supersecret Jewish archaeology mind-control powers to … I dunno, force ISIS to destroy the heritage of the middle east. It’s complicated. The lack of proof is evidence that’s [Read More…]

John McWhorter on the Death of Aramaic

Linguist John McWhorter has an interesting article in The Atlantic on the decline in speakers of Aramaic, once a lingua franca of the Middle East and the language of Jesus: Today there is no one “Aramaia” where the language is spoken. Its varieties are now used in small, obscure communities spread far apart across Iran, [Read More…]