Fathia Gaber Ebrahim

Inscribed Statue Bases from Ptolemaic Alexandria

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Fathia Gaber Ebrahim presented her paper, “Inscribed Statue Bases from Ptolemaic Alexandria.” She … Read more

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Staff working hard to save archival materials.

ASOR Survives the Storm

This winter has been an eventful one. In Boston, where our main office is located, we’ve seen more than 100 … Read more

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Recycling

ASOR’s Journey to be Green

The ASOR office staff has made some efforts to be a little greener as we do our part to further … Read more

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Susan Podcast

“Syrian Heritage Initiative a Natural Fit for ASOR,” Featuring Dr. Susan Ackerman

Last year ASOR had two firsts – our first female president, and a $600,000 cooperative agreement with the Department of … Read more

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Carol Meyers Book

Celebrating Carol Meyers

By: Beth Alpert Nakhai

Together with Susan Ackerman and Chuck Carter, I was privileged serve as editor of the new … Read more

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Fake tablet. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Payne.

A Statement on Mesopotamian Antiquities Issues

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By: Benjamin R. Foster

 

Editor’s Note: One of the leading dilemmas in Ancient Near East Studies is the publication

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Reconstruction of a reed boat used in experimental voyaging (“papyrella”) (Ayia Napa Museum, Cyprus).

Beyond the Sea: New Light on Mediterranean Colonization

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By: Helen Dawson

Like a sea in continuous motion, Mediterranean communities are constantly changing and adapting through time, while paradoxically … Read more

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Reconstruction of a four-room house.

The Bible, Archaeology, and the History of Early Israel

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By: Ralph K. Hawkins

The problem of the relationship between the Bible and archaeology is an old one, and archaeological … Read more

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Syrian Heritage Initiative Symposium – Luncheon Presentation [VIDEO]

On November 23rd, the Syrian Heritage Initiative hosted a public Symposium at the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting in … Read more

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The German Emperor Wilhelm II 1898 in Baalbek. Postcard, Collection Wolf-Dieter Lemke, Berlin.

Recovering Assur

From the German Excavations of 1903-1914 to today’s Assur Project in Berlin
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By: Friedhelm Pedde

Exactly one hundred years ago, … Read more

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Most Popular ASORtv Videos of 2014

 ASORtv now has more than 45 videos available to the public for free. We will continue to upload great content … Read more

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Top 10 Posts

Top 10 Posts of 2014

As we begin 2015, we’d like to thank all of our Friends of ASOR (and lurkers) who come back to … Read more

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BASOR Podcast

FOA Podcast, “A Look Inside BASOR,” Featuring Professors Rollston and Cline

In this episode of the Friends of ASOR podcast, we go behind the scenes for an inside look at the … Read more

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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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Notes on Archaeological Discoveries from Qatar

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Background

Qatar was once best known for pearls. In the twentieth century this … 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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At the 2014 … Read more

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JasonUr

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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