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Archive: July 2015 (2 Posts)

Silver stylized owl with radiant circles around its head, surrounded by a gold frame

Seeing American Enterprise at the Smithsonian

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian – American Enterprise in the Innovation wing of the National Museum of American History – is telling the history of American business and innovation.   According to the Smithsonian, this exhibit “chronicles the tumultuous interaction of capitalism and democracy that resulted in the continual remaking of American business–and American life.” …

Nabu on the left facing right has big wings and is holding a scroll in his upraised right arm, Tahmurath on the right facing left hold lightning bolt that look like the are coming from the mouth of an alligator like animal

Nabu and Tahmurath in Bronze

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

The exterior bronze doors of the John Adams Building Building depict figures that brought learning, knowledge, and communication to the world. We have done individual posts on several already, but this post features two that are paired together – Nabu and Tahmurath. Nabu was the scribe for Marduk (often referred to as Bel), who was …