Biblical Archaeology Review 45:6, November/December 2019

Dangling Assyriology

How I studied the Neo-Babylonian Inscription of Nabonidus 300 feet above the ground ... and lived to tell about it!

By Rocío Da Riva

In the sixth century B.C.E., the Neo-Babylonian king Nabonidus inscribed imperial propaganda on a cliff at Sela, a mountain fortress in modern Jordan. Assyriologist Rocío Da Riva goes to great heights to study this hard-to-reach inscription.

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