As·​syr·​i·​ol·​o·​gy ə-ˌsir-ē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce Assyriology (audio)
: the science or study of the history, language, and antiquities of ancient Assyria and Babylonia
Assyriological adjective
Assyriologist noun

Examples of Assyriology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Benjamin Foster, a professor of Assyriology at Yale, asked me. Elizabeth Winkler, The New Yorker, 19 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Assyriology was in 1828

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“Assyriology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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