“Bet Arkeh” ܒܹܝܬ ܐܲܪ̈ܟܹܐ (pronounced Bet ER-keh) is the word for “library” in Neo-Aramaic.

I am a librarian, so the goal of this blog is to highlight different archives, libraries, and museums that I have visited, with the hopes that others will become interested in visiting these places as well, or at least learn more about them.

Art Institute of Chicago

Along with the Science and Industry Museum and the Field Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute of Chicago is probably among Chicago’s top 3 museums.  Additionally, it probably ranks among the best art museums in the United States.  Fortunately, for Illinois residents, the Museum is participating in Illinois’ free museum days.  That means that … Continue reading Art Institute of Chicago

*"William Saroyan, Assyrians, and the Joys of Research" Correction Update

When I posted “William Saroyan, Assyrians, and the Joys of Research,” I accidentally wrote down some incorrect information. I wrote that Theodore Badal died at the age of 27.  This is incorrect.  The death certificate says that he died at the age of 34, but had been living in California for 27 years. I wrote … Continue reading *"William Saroyan, Assyrians, and the Joys of Research" Correction Update


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