Friday, October 19, 2007

Fall Break !!

Yippee!! .

Near Eastern Fun
Our summer NSF-REU program studies Early Bronze Age remains from southern Jordan, and as part of program we have them read The Epic of Gilgamesh. While listening to Harry Shearer this summer I heard a new song by the group They Might Be Giants called "The Mesopotamians" and sent it around to all the students. Yorke & Morag just posted the video for the song at their blog, and I've blatantly stolen it for any REU-ers that might be checking in.

You gotta love a song that uses Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal and Gilgamesh in its lyrics. Here ya go:

They Might Be Giants - The Mesopotamians

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