The Iraq War & Archaeology
Reviewed Articles Archive Forty-Six: Second 1/2 of February 2005

This is the forty-sixth archive of the reviewed articles of The Iraq War & Archaeology web site.

Francis Deblauwe, Ph.D.

The articles and other information are listed chronologically, most recent first.
Almost all are accessible for free (or after a free registration) on the internet.  Each time, I try to draw attention to the most relevant tidbits of information, esp. things that were not mentioned before; occasionally, I provide some comment.  The usual warning applies: many links become defective with time.  Inclusion in the list does not in any way mean that I necessarily agree with the opinions expressed in an article.  But for a few exceptions, the occasional photos and figures accompanying reviewed articles are just hotlinked images on other web sites, in other words: do not download them or request permission to publish them from me, for I do not own the copyright to them in any way!  Please do contact the rightful owners if you would like to use them for publication purposes. Finally, for the sake of convenience, all articles and so on are assumed to have been published on US web sites unless indicated otherwise.

  • S. Henderson, "Justices to hear Ten Commandments cases below image of Moses," in Knight Ridder Washington Bureau, online, February 28, 2005: "But look more closely at what's at the Supreme Court: Moses isn't alone in the sculpted mural that sits high on the courtroom's east wall. He's sharing space with more than a dozen other figures, including the Babylonian King Hammurabi, the Chinese philosopher Confucius, French Emperor Napoleon and the Muslim prophet Muhammad, who's pictured holding the Quran. There's no particular religious significance assigned to Moses or anyone else in the mural, and Moses is far from the central character. Adolph Weinman, the artist who was hired in 1931 to create the sculptures for the building, described them as a 'procession of the great lawgivers of history.'"
    Photo: "Moses carrying the Ten Commandments is among the lawmakers and leaders depicted on friezes in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court. Depicted on this portion of the frieze are, from left, Menes, the first king of the first dynasty of ancient Egypt; Hammurabi of Babylon who wrote one of the first legal codes, Moses; Solomon, King of Israel and renowned judge; and Lycurgus, a legislator of Sparta. Chuck Kennedy, KRT"

This site is edited by Belgian archaeologist Francis Deblauwe, Ph.D., living in Streamwood, Illinois (USA), who is affiliated with Archaeos, Inc., and a research associate of the University of Vienna (Austria).