Tyrian Purple Pigments

Setting the Archaeo-Chemical Record Straight Regarding Tyrian Purple Pigments and Dyes

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Prior to the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, I never would have thought someone could make snails interesting, but that … Read more

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What's in your dig bag, Aren Maeir

What’s in your dig bag, Aren Maeir?

In our “What’s in your dig bag?” series, we asked working field archaeologists what they carry with them out in Read more

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Reconstructed entrance to the Northwest palace. Photograph by the 94th Engineering Battalion, October 2008.

11 Photos from Nimrud

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Reports indicate that ISIS has destroyed portions of the Assyrian city of Nimrud. Photos from 2008-2010 document some of what … Read more

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Egyptian Pigment Palette

Green Pigments: Exploring Changes in the Egyptian Pigment Palette [VIDEO]

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, the Pigments, Paints, and Polychromies in the Ancient Near Eastern Context session was … Read more

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Figure 1. Part of the Chester Beatty papyri showing portions of the Book of Enoch in Greek (P.Mich.inv. 5552; third century C.E), University of Michigan Library)
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Zodiac Calendars and Angelic Teaching in the Dead Sea Scrolls

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By: Helen R. Jacobus

Angels are often associated with secret knowledge but not usually with authentic mathematics. In several of … Read more

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Jeffrey Zorn Ancient Storage Bins

Bin There, Done That: Storage Bins at Tell en-Nasbeh and the Role of the State

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Jeffrey Zorn of Cornell University presented his paper, “Bin There, Done That: Storage … Read more

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Jennie Ebeling Dig Bag

What’s in your dig bag, Jennie Ebeling?

In our “What’s in your dig bag?” series, we asked working field archaeologists what they carry with them out in Read more

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archaeology podcast Pyla-Koutsopetria I Archaeological Survey of an Ancient Coastal Town

“Interview with the Author: Pyla-Koutsopetria I,” Featuring William Caraher

In this episode of the Friends of ASOR Podcast, we’re excited to bring you an interview with William Caraher, one … Read more

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Eric Welch Dig Bag

What’s in your dig bag, Eric Welch?

In our “What’s in your dig bag?” series, we asked working field archaeologists what they carry with them out in Read more

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Sexual Harassment, Beth Alpert Nakhai, Keeping Fieldwork Safe

Keeping Fieldwork Safe from Sexual Harassment and Physical Violence

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Beth Alpert Nakhai not only chaired the Women at Work: Making One’s Way in … Read more

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Conservation and Heritage Preservation of the Syrian Heritage Initiative

In continuing our discussion on the cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of State and ASOR, known as the Syrian Read more

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Archaic text from Uruk, MSVO 3, no. 1, now on permanent loan by the State of Berlin to the Vorderasiatisches Museum. http://cdli.ox.ac.uk/wiki/lib/exe/detail.php?id=the_late_uruk_period&media=images:lateuruk04.jpg

From Banning to Changchun: Cuneiform Studies Online, Today and Tomorrow

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By: Robert K. Englund

Paper publication of cuneiform artifact photographs has not progressed much since I was a graduate student … Read more

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Breaking In: Women’s Representation in Archaeology [VIDEO]

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During the Women at Work: Making One’s Way in the Field of Near Eastern Studies session at the 2014 ASOR … Read more

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Rembrandt speaking with an angel. 1636-1637.

Introducing the Pseudepigrapha

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By: Susan Docherty

The term “pseudepigrapha” is rather off-putting, conjuring up an image of ancient and difficult to understand texts … Read more

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Hatra, The Lesser Known Splendors of a Parthian Frontier Town

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By: Lucinda Dirven

With threats to the antiquities of Syria and Iraq growing daily, so too does the imperative to … Read more

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Tomb Tracking: A New Burial Survey of Roman Galilee (1st-6th cent. CE)

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By: Jessica Dello Russo

Eldad Keynan, a native of Israel’s Galilee region, finishes a lunch of hummus and pita on … Read more

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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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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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“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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