Thursday , 28 August 2014

Karak Resources Project: 2014 Excavation at Mudaybi, Jordan

Karak Resources Project: 2014 Excavation at Mudaybi, Jordan

By: J. Dwayne Howell, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Campbellsville University Mudaybi, Jordan is an Iron Age II fortification located on the Fajj al-Usaykir on the Karak ...

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Andrews University Sicily Excavation

Andrews University Sicily Excavation

By: Joel E. Lisboa, Andrews University, Platt Fellowship 2014 Studying archaeology, reading books related to the subject, and obtaining good grades in archaeology related courses ...

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Architecture and Archaeology: What an Architect Does Among Archaeologists

Architecture and Archaeology: What an Architect Does Among Archaeologists

The Case of Tell Masaikh, Syria and Qasr Shamamok, Iraq At the 2013 ASOR Annual Meeting, Pedro Azara, of Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, presented his paper. ...

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“Gilgamesh: Civilization vs. Natural World,” Featuring J.J.M. Roberts

“Gilgamesh: Civilization vs. Natural World,” Featuring J.J.M. Roberts

In this episode, ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe spoke with Jimmy Jack McBee Roberts (J. J. M. Roberts) the William Henry Green Professor of Old Testament Li ...

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Managing Egyptian Heritage – A Master Degree offered by the French University in Egypt and Paris 1 Sorbonne Pantheon

Managing Egyptian Heritage – A Master Degree offered by the French University in Egypt and Paris 1 Sorbonne Pantheon

By: Fekri Hassan, Emeritus Petrie Professor of Archaeology, University College London As the winds of political change were sweeping the region, bringing in its wake an unpreceden ...

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Ur of the Chaldees. A Virtual Vision of Woolley’s Excavations at Ur

Ur of the Chaldees. A Virtual Vision of Woolley’s Excavations at Ur

Reviving this important site using 21st century techniques is an important challenge. The Ur Digitisation Project is a dynamic collaboration between the British Museum  and the Un ...

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Tucson, August 1984

Tucson, August 1984

Of course, I did not. I had come to Tucson to study with Bill Dever, the doyen of the new style Syro-Palestinian archaeology. We had first met in the bar at the Ritz Carlton Hotel ...

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David’s Jerusalem

David’s Jerusalem

  In truth, Charlemagne’s influence in Jerusalem was restricted to sponsorship of a few religious houses and orders permitted by the actual ruler of the city, the Abbasid cal ...

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“The Legacies of Herod the Great,” featuring Professor Barbara Burrell

“The Legacies of Herod the Great,” featuring Professor Barbara Burrell

Near Eastern Archaeology, Volume 77, Issue 2 was a special issue focusing on Herod the Great. Herod has been described in many ways, from the greatest builder in Jewish history, t ...

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ASOR Members’ Most Memorable Annual Meeting Moment

ASOR Members’ Most Memorable Annual Meeting Moment

We sat down with a few of our members at the most recent Annual Meeting for a new segment onASORtv, ASOR Interviews. We asked the question, “What was your most memorable ASOR Annu ...

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“The Tablet That’s Changing an Old Story,” featuring Professor Alan Millard

“The Tablet That’s Changing an Old Story,” featuring Professor Alan Millard

In this episode, ASOR's own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe talks with professor and author Alan Millard. The podcast focuses on a newly published tablet that is sheddi ...

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Kurdish Heritage on the Fast Track

Kurdish Heritage on the Fast Track

On the Erbil Citadel, the High Commission for Erbil Citadel Revitalization (HCECR), headed by Dara Al Yaqoobi, has inaugurated a program of archaeological investigations under the ...

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Psychedelics and the Ancient Near East

Psychedelics and the Ancient Near East

By: Diana L. Stein As courts today debate whether to legalize or regulate the use of drugs like cannabis, it is interesting to look at the history of man’s relationship with mind- ...

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Syrian Archaeology, ‘Scale of the Scandal’

Syrian Archaeology, ‘Scale of the Scandal’

By : Michel Al-Maqdissi Introduction The Syrian crisis has recently become noticeably more serious, and has turned into one of the most alarming situations in the Near East since ...

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World War I and Archaeology in Iraq

World War I and Archaeology in Iraq

By: Lamia Al Gailani Werr It is ironic that I am writing this article on the centenary of the First World War, while Iraq today is suffering from turbulence that is partly the con ...

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“A New Look at an Old Story: the Epic of Gilgamesh,” featuring Dr. Lawson Younger

“A New Look at an Old Story: the Epic of Gilgamesh,” featuring Dr. Lawson Younger

In this episode ASOR's own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe talks with Dr. Lawson Younger. Dr. Younger is a professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages, and Ancient Ne ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/27/14

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/27/14

If you missed anything from the ASOR Facebook or Twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news from around the web into one convenien ...

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“The Levantine Ceramics Project – Google for Pottery,” Featuring Professor Andrea Berlin

“The Levantine Ceramics Project – Google for Pottery,” Featuring Professor Andrea Berlin

In this episode we spoke with Professor Andrea Berlin of Boston University about the Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP). What it is, why it is important, and how you can get involve ...

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Roast and Toast of Retiring Albright Director, Sy Gitin [Video]

Roast and Toast of Retiring Albright Director, Sy Gitin [Video]

Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel ASORtv! Just click the subscribe button below! The above video is the entire, “Roast and Toast.” To see a list of individual speakers ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/20/14

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/20/14

If you missed anything from the ASOR Facebook or Twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news from around the web into one convenien ...

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