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Dr. Andre Parrot

Jul-04-2000 at 01:38 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Dr. Andre Parrot

Andre Parrot, was a French archaeologist whose discoveries of Mesopotamian civilization in Iraq won him renown in the 1930s. Andre Parrot was a doctor of theology, a professor of art and comparative religion, a museum curator and one of the leading archaeologists of his generation. He was one of the worlds greatest authorities on the Ancient Near East. In addition to his academic achievements, he has done considerable excavating at Baalbeck in Lebanon, Larsa and Lagash in Iraq, and most significantly of all, at Mari in Syria.
In 1960, Andre Parrots first volume Sumer: The Dawn of Art was published. In 1961, his second volume The Arts of Assyria was published. In 1966, Frances Minister of Education and Culture, Andre Malraux, appointed him to the directorship of the Louvre. He held the post for four years before retiring, but continued to head the Louvre in an honorary capacity.
The Art of Assyria is considered as one of the greatest and most beautifully ever published about the Arts during the Assyrian Empire. The black and white photos have very sharp images and give the artistic piece a wonderful and clear dimension.
Dr. Andre Parrot died at the age of 79 in Paris on Sunday, August 24, 1980.

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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