Plimpton 322 is Babylonian exact sexagesimal trigonometry     We trace the origins of trigonometry to the Old Babylonian era, between the 19th and 16th centuries B.C.E. This is well over a millennium before Hipparchus is said to have fathered the subject with his ‘table of chords’. The...

Qanate Kurdo     Qanate Kurdo or Kanat Kalashevich Kurdoev, (Russian: Канат Калашевич Курдоев, Kurdish: Qanatê Kurdo; 1909 – October 31, 1985), was a Kurdish writer, linguist and academic. He was born in the village of Sûsiz near Kars in present-day north-eastern Turkey (then part of the Kars...

TWO MOTHERS   SUZAN SAMANCI - INTERNATIONAL PEN   THIS RIVER TIGRIS, how she rises and overflows! She’s gone berserk again. A soft breeze is bringing the scent of newly ploughed soil and of narcissi. How nice to feel the warmth of the sun on my back! Well, it’...

The Middle East's travelling storytellers They keep the story of the Kurdish people alive, strengthening Kurdish unity by recognising its struggle through its history and legends.   By Rhiannon J Davies   BBC - Travel -  20 November 2018 A low, throaty voice worked its way through the city of Diyarbakır,...

First publisher of book on physics in Kurdish Jamal Nabaz passes away       ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A Kurdish intellectual and writer Professor Jamal Nabaz originally from Sulaimani passed away on Saturday in Germany at the age of 85. Nabaz is credited with publishing the first physics book...

THE KURDS: History and Culture We are uploading Professor Jamal Nabaz's  book of   THE KURDS: History and Culture Click book cover to read or download whole book    ...

"It is so sad to hear our nation’s renowned intellectual, scholar and writer Professor Dr Jamal Nabaz passed away (8 December 2018). On this sad occasion, we extend our condolences to our nation and the relatives and colleagues of Professor Nabaz." DirokaKurdistan.com     The Kurdish Language From Oral Tradition to Written Language Professor...

Exploring Kurdish Origins     Prof. Mehrdad R. Izady     The question of Kurdish origins, i.e., who the Kurds are and where they come from, has for too long remained an enigma. Doubtless in a few words one can respond, for example, that Kurds are the end-product of numerous layers...

1741 linguistic map of Europe, Asia, and Africa by Jakub Marian Gottfried Hensel (1687–1765) was a German linguist. His book Synopsis Universae Philologiae, published in 1741, was an early work on comparative linguistics, which strove to present all the world’s languages known at the time together with their writing systems. The...