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About the Journal
Ash-sharq is a journal devoted to short articles on the archaeology, history and society of the Ancient Near East. It is published twice a year. The principal language of the publication is English; there will be some provision for papers in the languages currently spoken in the Middle East (Arabic, Hebrew, Kurde, Persian, Turkish), accompanied by an English abstract of 500 words.
Table of Contents
Pierre Villard - Jack M. Sasson, Chapel Hill, NC.
‘Transitional Cases’, Allonymy, and the Use of Aramaic in the Early Neo-Assyrian Provincial Administration:The Example of Ilu-bāni/-ibni of Sūḫu - Alexander Johannes Edmonds
Divine Battles in the Akkadian Period - Laura Battini
Work Hard, Play Hard: Gameboards and Merchants’ Way of Life in Middle Bronze Age Anatolia - Nancy Highcock and Yağmur Heffron
Updating the Presence of Beveled Rim Bowls in Northern Central Zagros. Some Preliminary Data from Tepe Qaleh Naneh (Kurdistan) - Ali Binandeh and Silvana Di Paolo
Qalat-e- Shah: a Median or Islamic Watch Tower in Northwestern Iran? - Ali Binandeh, Mohammad Hossein Rezaei and Obeidollah Sorkhabi