Author Archives: Cristina del Rivero

Cornell University to forfeit ancient Iraqi tablets

Posted on: December 31, 2013 by Cristina del Rivero

The insinuations of wrongdoing are evident in the very first line of the Los Angeles Times’ article as reporter Jason Felch (presumably intentionally) refers to Cornell University “preparing to forfeit” to Iraq thousands of ancient cuneiform tablets. The clay blocks depicting scenes of daily life and the previously unknown high status of women in society […]