June 7, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 18

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    Blessings in disguise

    The Oriental Institute took advantage of its roof tiling project to offer its staff, volunteers, friends and University colleagues, as well as their families, an opportunity to have their names recorded on the underside of the roof tiles. Blessings in Assyrian, Hittite and Egyptian were made available to add to the names recorded on the tiles. The ancient blessings, such as “The good name of (NAME) remains here forever and ever,” offered in Egyptian text, were inscribed in the appropriate ancient script. Laboratory Schools pupils (left to right) Taylor Crowl, daughter of alumnus Matthew Crowl (J.D., ’89), and Arv and Maya Hansen, daughters of Mark Hansen, Associate Provost, add their messages to three roof tiles.