Episode 50. Dr Basima Jalil Abed: Show notes

Dr Basima talks about her new research on a Late Babylonian economic archive from Shatir. These tablets were confiscated, having been looted in recent years. She explains about teaching students at the University of Baghdad, and incorporating tablet handling sessions at the Iraq Museum. She reflects on her career so far, and offers her thoughts on the future.

2:03 an Achaemenid archive
7:15 confiscated tablets
9:53 locating ancient Shatir
11:39 publication plans
15:00 teaching at Baghdad University
21:06 how did Basima become interested?
23:51 thoughts about the future

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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