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

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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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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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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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“Une figurine d’envoûtement paléo-babylonienne,” Beiträge zur Altorientalischen Archäologie und Altertumskunde. Festschrift für Barthel Hrouda zum 65. Geburtstag, ed. P. Calmeyer et al., Harrassowitz: Wiesbaden 1994, 97–101, XIII.

Witchcraft in Ancient Mesopotamia

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By: Daniel Schwemer

Belief in witches was as widespread in Mesopotamia as it was in Europe. Incantation and ritual texts … Read more

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Mass grave in cave Lachish showing skulls of some individuals buried after the Assyrian conquest of Lachish under Sennacherib in 701 BC (from Lachish III, Pl. 4).

Horrors of War in the Ancient Near East

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By: Jordi Vidal

War in the Middle East seems ever-present. But the study of war has been neglected, no more … Read more

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6 Things You Need to Know About ASOR’s Syrian Heritage Initiative

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By: Kurt Prescott

Beginning August 4, 2014, the American Schools of Oriental Research entered into a cooperative agreement with the … Read more

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The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition – Toward a New and Improved Version

By: Ronald Hendel

Textual criticism — the comparison of ancient texts of the Hebrew Bible — has been revitalized by … Read more

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Close-up of John Mark Wade uncovering ashy layer.

Fellowship Report: Archaeology, Photography, Culture

*This scholarship was made possible by donations made to the 2014 scholarship drive. Donate today.

By: Timothy Snow, Heritage Excavation

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Andrews University Sicily Excavation

By: Joel E. Lisboa, Andrews University, Platt Fellowship 2014

Studying archaeology, reading books related to the subject, and obtaining good … Read more

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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 … Read more

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“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 … Read more

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Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP) [Videos]

Recently, I met with BU professor, Andrea Berlin, to talk about the Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP).

Started in 2011, … Read more

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“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 … Read more

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“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 … Read more

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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!

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/13/14

If you missed anything from the ASOR Facebook or Twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some Read more

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FOA Podcast: “Studying Biblical Archaeology and the Humanities,” Featuring Professor Shalom Holtz

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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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “State of Biblical Archaeology,” Featuring Professor Richard Friedman

Welcome back to another Friend’s of ASOR podcast. In this episode ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe … Read more

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