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  • Dr. Pera Sarmas

    On this day, 48 years ago, the Assyrian author Dr. Pera Sarmas (1901–1972) passed away. Dr. Pera Sarmas was born in the village of Adah and studied at the Lazarist and American mission schools in Urmia and Tabriz. In 1923 he came to the United States to study medicine at the Loyola University of Chicago …

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  • Dr. Abraham K. Yoosuf’s unique report

    On this day, exactly 100 years ago, on September 20, 1920, Dr. Abraham K. Yoosuf completed his unique report to the Assyrian National Association in America. Dr. A.K. Yoosuf was one of the Assyrian delegates at the Paris Peace Conference. He describes the day-to-day efforts the delegation made to get the Assyrian voice heard. Below …

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  • Hormuzd Rassam

    On this day, 110 years ago, the Assyrian archaeologist Hormuzd Rassam (1826 – 16 September 1910) passed away. Hormuzd Rassam was an Assyriologist who made a number of important archaeological discoveries from 1877 to 1882, including the clay tablets that contained the Epic of Gilgamesh, the world’s oldest literature. He is accepted as the first-known Middle Eastern and Assyrian archaeologist from the Ottoman Empire. Later …

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  • Sir Max Mallowan

    Sir Max Mallowan (6 May 1904 – 19 August 1978), a prominent British archaeologist, specialising in ancient Middle Eastern history, died on this day 42 years ago. He was the second husband of Dame Agatha Christie. When Sir Max Mallowan passad away, author Dr. David B. Perley wrote the following tribute, included in his anthology …

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  • Legendary American Assyrian’s works published

    By Svante Lundgren It is gratifying that the texts of David B. Perley have now been published in a voluminous compilation, Svante Lundgren writes in his review. David B. Perley was one of the 20th century’s most influential figures among America’s Assyrians. Perley was born in 1901 in Harput but fled during the genocide and …

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  • Nineveh Press in 2019, a Recap

    2019 has been a pretty good year for Nineveh Press, based on what has been produced and published.During the year, two new and important books were published and no less than 24 new posters were released. Here below is an overview of the past year: Books The Assyrians – Fifty Years in Sweden, by Svante …

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  • The Assyrian-Armenian Genocide – A Select Bibliography

    Several of Nineveh Press‘s readers have contacted me to ask what literature there is about the Assyrian-Armenian genocide? I therefore present here a select bibliography, with links to each book. I hope you find it rewarding. Akcam, Taner. The Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire. Princeton: …

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  • Selected Extracts from “Bloodied, but Unbowed” (3)

    For Nineveh Press’s readers and followers, we are publishing a series of selected extracts from the book ‘Bloodied, but Unbowed: A Memoir of the Ashur & Arshaluys Yousuf Family’, by Alice Nazarian. The third extract, published here below, is the first letter by Arshaluys Yousuf to the Assyrian Five Association (pp. 331–333). __________________________ Letter One—To the …

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  • Selected Extracts from ’Bloodied, but Unbowed’ (2)

    For Nineveh Press’s readers and followers, we are publishing a series of selected extracts from the book ‘Bloodied, but Unbowed: A Memoir of the Ashur & Arshaluys Yousuf Family’, by Alice Nazarian. The second extract, published here below, is the chapter “A Brute’s Disappointment” from the book (pp. 38–42). __________________ A BRUTE’S DISAPPOINTMENT With my mother’s …

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  • Selected Extracts from ’Bloodied, but Unbowed’ (1)

    For Nineveh Press’s readers and followers, we are publishing a series of selected extracts from the book ‘Bloodied, but Unbowed: A Memoir of the Ashur & Arshaluys Yousuf Family’, by Alice Nazarian. The first extract, published here below, is a tribute to Ashur Yousuf by Maritsa Tarkhan (pp. 266–268). This tribute was originally published in …

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