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Lead "Jesus Tablets" Discovered in Jordan

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Archaeology Professor Gets Tribute Album; Band Honored With Festschrift


Balick, center, with Gods of Thunder

It was a simple clerical error that sent out the wrong invitations to students and fans of David "Black" Raven and David Balick Reuben—the first, a guitarist for ANE supergroup Nuzi and the Hurrians; the second, an archaeology professor celebrating his retirement. "We wanted to do a tribute to each of them, but the names got mixed up in the letters," admits Winged Bull Press VP Andy Kerr, from the wings of Prof. Reuben's retirement concert, "We think it was the 'autocorrect' feature in Word." Kerr stares out as Gods of Thunder perform an encore of Dig, Dig, Dig in tribute to the beloved archaeologist. "Who knew it would turn out so well?"

Meanwhile, at a black-tie event in London, "Black" Raven was quietly thumbing through the two thick, cloth-covered volumes of his Festschrift with an air of disbelief and awe. "Dude, this is wicked cool. People cover our stuff all the time, like we didn't play it right the first time—I mean, as if," sniffs Raven, "But this, this is cool." A few feet away, drummer Josh Magnes was engrossed in an article detailing the production of cymbals and gongs in what is now Turkey. "I need to write to Zildjian, see if they can make me some of these. These are sweet." The two-volume set, Cymbals and Symbology: Gold Records of the Bronze Age: A Tribute to Nuzi and the Hurrians (Winona Lake, IN, 2011, 1024 pp.) is set to begin shipping this week.

Just outside of the mosh pit, Professor Reuben had tears streaming down his cheeks. "I love this riff here," said the professor, enthusiastically playing air guitar, "and thank God I don't have to read another student paper." Numerous bands were on hand to pay tribute to the professor. "I couldn't have asked for a better send-off," he exclaimed before being swept away, crowd-surfing a sea of fans.


New Titles from Winged Bull Press

by Professor P. Spewforth - The Royal Outhouses of Ashurbanipal

Cymbals and Symbology
Gold Records of the Bronze Age: A Tribute to Nuzi and the Hurrians

Edited by Karen Oh and Seems Wright

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Winged Bull Press is delighted to publish this tribute to that remarkable Ancient Near Eastern group Nuzi and the Hurrians. Contents include scholarly comments on the lyrics of Nuzi and the Hurrians greatest hits, such as "Mari, Mari, Quite Contrari and the Second Year of Zimri-Lim's Reign: A Sociological View," by Kant Be-Rong, "The Songs of UlliKummi as Seen by Teshub" by Seems Wright, "Knock, Knock, Knocking on Hatti's Door and the Reign of Sargon" by the esteemed chronologist Tim E. Line, and "Me and Sudarna down by the Schoolyard and the Training of Scribes in Second Millenium Nuzi" by Karen Oh, plus 10 other articles.

Also included are both volumes of Nuzi and the Hurrians Greatest Hits!


by Professor P. Spewforth - The Royal Outhouses of Ashurbanipal

Undiscovered, Unknown, Underwater Archaeological Sites of the Mediterranean
by Karen Oh

Winged Bull Press is delighted that experienced dilettante Karen Oh, the author of the 12 volume Monuments of Ancient Assyria has agreed to produce a companion series: The Undiscovered, Unknown, Underwater Archaeological Sites of the Mediterranean. The series will consist of at least four volumes, each covering a quarter of the Mediterranean Sea.

As with all quality Winged Bull Press volumes, each volume will include a holographic section with real life® computer-generated reconstructions of shipwrecks, flooded cities, etc. So realistic, you'll need the included scuba apparatus! Be the first (or fiftieth!) to discover the ancient city of Atlantis! The movie royalties alone will pay for the books (please be aware that Winged Bull Press will require a portion of the royalties; contact us for details).


by Professor P. Spewforth - The Royal Outhouses of Ashurbanipal

cTablet Clay Tablet and MP3 player

Winged Bull Press has been searching the globe to find an on-the-go option for Nuzi and the Hurrians fans. Those current clay tablet players are just too big and bulky for today's music fans. We finally convinced the manufacturers of our Cylinder Seal USB 8 Byte Drive to tackle the problem. The results exceeded our imagination!

The unique design allows you to open the top and insert your clay tablet for playing. No more bulky ovens and brushes are necessary! We have also included a 1GT (gigatablet) memory, large enough to store over 100 tablets and 1000 MP3 songs. more...


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While Eisenbrauns no longer deals in used books, we do occasionally receive slightly damaged copies, which we offer for a nice discount. Click here to see some of our featured scuff-and-ding books.

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April 2011 Web Sale: 20–40% Off Selected Comparative Phrenology Titles

Get out your cudgels and trade lumps with your friends. If you can still see straight, these books will tell you what it all means.

Download Our Assyrian Helmet and Beard Crochet Pattern FREE!

Perfect for lion-hunting, chariot-riding in cold weather, and eating s'mores around the campfire. Designed exclusively for us by ace crochet artist Taralee Duffin, and available to you free, just for being awesome.

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April Fools!

Yes! You've been had. In the USA, April 1 (April Fool's Day) is a day for jokes and pranks. This year's April 1 edition is brought to you by James Spinti, Andy Kerr with the help of Taralee Duffin.

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