“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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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]

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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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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Archaeological Conservation,” Featuring LeeAnn Barnes Gordon

In this episode of the Friends of ASOR podcast, we’re talking with certified art conservator LeeAnn Barnes Gordon about the … Read more

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5/2/14

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

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The “Women in Archaeology” Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania

By: Dr. Yoko Nishimura, Mellon Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow

Despite the rainy weather on March 29, 2014, our one-day symposium … Read more

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 4/25/14

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

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: Dr. Gary Rendsburg, “Best of Times, Worst of Times”

Listen to ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe talk with Dr. Gary Rendsburg, about the state … Read more

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