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The study of the ancient civilization and language of Assyria.

As·syr′i·ol′o·gist n.
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1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the study of the culture, history, and archaeological remains of ancient Assyria
2. (Archaeology) the study of the culture, history, and archaeological remains of ancient Assyria
3. (Historical Terms) the study of the culture, history, and archaeological remains of ancient Assyria
Asˌsyriˈologist n
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(əˌsɪər iˈɒl ə dʒi)

the study of the history, culture, and language of ancient Assyria and Babylonia.
As•syr`i•o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
As•syr`i•ol′o•gist, n.
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the study of the language and culture of ancient Assyria. — Assyriologist, n.Assyriological, adj.
See also: Antiquity
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The study of the civilization and archaeological remains of ancient Assyria.
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Noun1.Assyriology - archeology of the ancient AssyriansAssyriology - archeology of the ancient Assyrians
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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Drawing on archives, online repositories of historical print materials, and other sources, Vacin fills in some little known aspects of the life and work of Landsberger (1890-1968), who shaped the field of Assyriology throughout eastern Europe.
Sayce, Professor of Assyriology at Oxford, leisurely conducted research from Nile-sailing houseboats (dahabiyas) outfitted with impressive libraries.
The museum played an active role in these unearthings, and in the creation of Assyriology as a discipline, but this history is hardly mentioned in the show (although it is discussed in the catalogue).
He tells students on his Assyriology course it is "not too difficult", adding: "The structures are extremely regular, and most learners find that at some point, often about seven months in, they suddenly get it: the structures click into place."
Though the Metallist view of the origins of money dominates mainstream economics, it finds no support in any of the academic literature from history, anthropology, numismatics, sociology, Assyriology, religion, and other.
Skaist, eds., Bar-Ilan: Studies in Assyriology Dedicated to Pinhas Artzi (Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 1990) pp.
Adler, the most important member of the society, had served as a distinguished professor at Johns Hopkins University and then as the librarian at the Smithsonian Institute where he taught Semitic languages and wrote articles on comparative religion, Assyriology and Semitic philology.
A member of New York's intellectual elite, with a BA from Columbia and a PhD from Johns Hopkins, he had participated in an archaeological expedition to Mesopotamia before writing his doctoral thesis on Assyriology. His talent for linguistics allowed him to make contributions in the study of many non-Semitic languages, and later led him to become an expert in Slavic languages.
Shirley Graetz didn't set out to become an expert in Assyriology, but passion for ancient tablet writing isn't generally the kind of thing that's planned in advance.
Participants included scholars of the classics, ancient history biblical studies, Assyriology, Iranology, patristics, the history of science, and Renaissance studies.