Pamela Koulianos

Beyond Ceramic Unguentaria

A Closer Look at Late Antique Trade of Glass Unguentaria in the Roman Province of Egypt

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What did Jewish Priests Wear?

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By: Joan E. Taylor

In antiquity, as today, ritual experts of various kinds were distinguished by dress that marked them … Read more

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Notes on Archaeological Discoveries from Qatar

ANET_Dec2014_BannerBy: Sultan Muhesen and Faisal Al Naimi

Background

Qatar was once best known for pearls. In the twentieth century this … Read more

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Location of Jebel Sinjar showing recent clashes and population displacements.

Political Landscapes along the Central Euphrates River, Then and Now

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By: Adam Miglio

Headlines across media outlets of all types remind us of the troubling events in Syria and Iraq. … Read more

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Code of Hammurabi

Cursing in the Ancient Near East

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By: Anne Marie Kitz

All families fight and sometimes what sound like harsh words are used. But what is … Read more

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MarcMarin

Filling in the Gaps: New Technologies for Archaeological Reconstructions

Case Studies of the Exhibitions ‘Before the Flood: Mesopotamia, 3500–2100 BC’ and ‘Mediterranean: From Myths to Reason.’

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2014 ASOR Annual Meeting Plenary Address: Jason Ur [VIDEO]

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The Renaissance of Archaeology in Iraq and its Kurdistan Region

The 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting was held in sunny San … Read more

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Extensive Recent Looting Revealed

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Image of Mari (Tell Hariri) taken March 25, 2014.

The very important ancient site of Mari (Tell Hariri) in Deir … Read more

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Handout

Do not Ostracize the Ostraca: a Discussion on ASOR’s Proposed Ethics

On Friday, November 21st, members are invited to discuss the proposed ASOR ethical guidelines. We want to hear from

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Josephus Reconsidered

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By: William den Hollander

In the early summer of the year AD 67, during the early stages of the Jewish … Read more

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Discussion of ASOR’s Ethics Policy

EthicsBannerA Special Invitation from the Co-Chairs of the Program Committee of the Annual Meeting:

On Friday, November 21st, … Read more

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Font of St. Vitalis from Sbeitla in Tunisia showing elaborate decoration.

A New Look at Baptism

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By: Robin Jensen

Countless Christians are familiar with the rite of baptism. But Christian baptism was one of the most … Read more

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Ur III list of barley rations to adults and children.

Children in the Ancient Near East

Nov2014_ANET_BannerBy: Kristine Garroway

Why have children been such a neglected issue in ancient Near Eastern studies, both from the Read more

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Tell Jemmeh, July 2012. Photo by A. Joffe.

Publishing the Tell Jemmeh Excavations, 40 years later

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By: David Ben-Shlomo 

Opportunities arise in unusual ways. But the opportunity to help publish a major excavation is by definition … Read more

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Susan Ackerman PODCAST

FOA Podcast: “State of Biblical Archaeology Around the World,” Featuring Dr. Susan Ackerman

In this episode ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe discusses the present ups and downs of studying Read more

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The Early Bronze Age I Site and Necropolis of Jebel al-Mutawwaq, Jordan

ANET_Oct2014_BannerBy: Andrea Polcaro and Juan Muniz

Much of the archaeological landscape of the ancient Near East is rapidly disappearing. This … Read more

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The site of Tell Deir ‘Alla in Jordan. Photo: © Lucas Petit.

The Dutch and the Ancient Near East

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By: Lucas Petit, National Museum of Antiquities

Cheese, windmills and the sweet smell of marihuana in the city of Amsterdam … Read more

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Baal cycle tablet, Louvre Museum

The Current State of Ugaritic Studies

ANET_Oct2014_BannerBy: Gregorio del Olmo Lete 

No other language and culture of Northwest Semitic – the family of languages and cultures … Read more

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Harry Ettlinger. All figures courtesy of Patty Gerstenblith.

The 1954 Hague Convention at 60

A Report on the Joint Annual Meeting of the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield

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Panoramic view of Persepolis

What’s New with Ezra-Nehemiah

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By: Thomas M. Bolin

What’s new with Ezra-Nehemiah? This might not be the most exciting discussion on the Bible you … Read more

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