2,700-year-old tablet depicts epilepsy ‘demon’

A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy.

Carsten Munk Hansen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Dec. 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: history archaeology religion epilepsy iraq society-and-culture health-and-medicine beliefs seizures images

What’s behind the protests in Iraq?

Protests in Iraq have raged since September. A Middle East studies expert explains who the protestors are and what they want.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
Dec. 12, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: war oil iraq society-and-culture protests

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