The Great Expedition

In the mid-eighteenth century a Danish-German expedition sought to discover the roots of the Hebrew Bible in Arabia and Mesopotamia. History Today, June 2017, pp. 72–77.

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The Rise and Fall of Nimrud

The wanton destruction of this once great city in ancient Assyria leaves a hole in history. History Today, June 2015, p. 7.

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Antediluvian Ark

Irving Finkel’s new book The Ark Before Noah:Decoding the Story of the Flood, analyses an ancient cuneiform tablet describing a circular Ark. What was its purpose? Standpoint Magazine, April 2014, p.73

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The Puzzle of Proto-Elamite

Describes new efforts at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford to decode the world’s oldest undeciphered language, History Today, January 2013, p. 6.

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It’s not elementary, my dear Watson

Compares the ancient belief in four elements to the modern belief in four elementary forces, Standpoint Magazine, October 2012, p. 68.

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A light shining from Babylon

Compares the search for the Higgs boson to the Babylonian discovery of how to predict eclipses, Standpoint Magazine, May 2012, p 72.

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The genius of geometry

Places the mystery of Euclid’s life in a modern context, Standpoint Magazine, July/August 2011, p. 83.

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Never too Old

Applauds the value of learning ancient Greek, Standpoint Magazine, May 2010, p. 13.

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