A Toronto man is defying ISIS, using neo-Assyrian tablets

A Toronto man’s work in translating an ancient empire’s long-forgotten words is taking on a new significance as Islamic State extremists defile Iraq’s historical sites.

Grant Frame, an Assyriology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, does not think of himself as someone actively defying the caliphate.

But he is.

  • Good. I wish him luck.

    It’s too bad this part of history is quickly disappearing elsewhere.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘Defying ISIS’

    From the safety of his Western university!

    The Star has a unique take on the English language, eh?

    • El Martyachi

      He’s putting his name and face out there in plain defiance which puts him ahead of 99% of public figures.

      That writing is called cuneiform BTW if anyone cares. It’s pretty old.

    • Well, it’s not like anyone in the West will openly do it, so…

  • DMB

    It probably describes Islams pagan origin which ISIS, Saudi Arabia and other Islamic entities don’t want people to know about! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dmoHxiK69Q