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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Ashley Fiutko Arico

The Context of Ancient Egyptian Statuary in the Levant

Ashley Fiutko AricoBy: Ashley Fiutko Arico, The Johns Hopkins University, George A. Barton Fellow

The presence of Egyptian material culture in the … Read more

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Map of Assyrian Empire.

When were the Israelites? Understanding Israelite Identity in the Pre-Exilic Period

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By: C.L. Crouch

Scholars have long asked, “Who were the Israelites?” Less frequent is the question, “When were the … Read more

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Fekri Hassan

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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Dr. Eric Cline at a dig site.

Peer Review of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

By: Rachel Hallote

When archaeology makes the news, it is most often due to sensationalist claims made by journalists or … Read more

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Valerie Schlegel at an excavation.

Breaking In: Women’s Representation in Archaeology

By: Valerie Schlegel
Undergraduate Judaic Studies Major at The University of Arizona

March is Women’s History Month, which highlights the … Read more

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The God’s Wife of Amen Shepenwepet II offering to the deified Amenirdis I, Medinet Habu, Dynasty 25

Gender, Identity and Memory in The Mortuary Practices of Elite Women in Eighth-Sixth Century BCE Egypt

By Dr. Jean Li, Ryerson University

Whenever I teach Ancient Egypt I begin by asking my students, “What comes to … Read more

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Egyptian Ambassador Mohamed Tawfik, Minister Ibrahim, ICPEA Chair Deborah Lehr, Deputy Chief of Mission Yasser Elnaggar.

Egyptian Ministry Signs First Ever Public-Private Partnership Agreement with International Coalition to Protect Egyptian Antiquities

By: Peter Herdrich, Vice Chairman of the ICPEA

Washington, DC – The Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities has signed … Read more

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Figure 1. Shrine of Hussein within the Great (Umayyad) Mosque, Damascus (Photo copyright 2005 Frederik Questier and Yanna Van Wesemael)

Hussein’s Head and Importance of Cultural Heritage

By: Michael Press, Research Fellow at the Center of Advanced Spatial Technologies
University of Arkansas

Figure 1. Shrine of Hussein within the Great (Umayyad) Mosque, Damascus (Photo copyright 2005 Frederik Questier and Yanna Van Wesemael)

Figure 1. Shrine of Hussein

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A Nabataean temple was discovered at the Dibon site in 1952. Here, workers remove part of a wall.

ASOR Archives: The Dibon Excavation Collection

Did you know that the ASOR Archives documents over a century of American archaeological research in the Near East? The … Read more

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Plan of Khirbet Iskandar gate.

Surviving Collapse: Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan in the EB IV Period

By: Suzanne Richard, Professor
Department of History and Archaeology; Department of Theology Director,
The Collins Institute for Archaeological Research and Read more

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How ASOR is Helping to Protect Egyptian Antiquities

By: Peter Herdrich

EFFORTS TO SAVE EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES ARE PICKING UP SPEED. BUT WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT?

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Shih-Wei Hsu

An Investigation into the Figurative Expressions of Ancient Egyptian in Different Text Genres

By: Shih-Wei Hsu, Free University, Berlin
2012-2013 Noble Group Fellow
W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

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During my … Read more

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Egyptian and Egyptianized Material in Late Bronze Age Canaan: An Examination of Cultural Identity

By: Krystal V.L. Pierce, University of California, Los Angeles
2012-2013 Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellow
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200 Years of Tourism in the Holy Lands – From Mark Twain to the Digital Age

By: Uzi Baram, Professor of Anthropology at the New College of Florida

Heritage Tourism’s Roots in the Grand Tour

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Archaeological Field Work in Egypt After the Revolution

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Looting hole at Tell el-Borg. Photo courtesy of James Hoffmeier.

By: James K. Hoffmeier, Trinity International University

 On January 25, … Read more

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The Big Dig Video Roundup

Sites and Finds

Deep Time at Tall Hisban, Jordan

In Focus: Abel Beth Maacah

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Biomolecular Archaeology & the Westward Spread of Wine

From the Penn Museum

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Patrick McGovern is the Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania

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The Archaeology of World War I in Palestine and the Beginning of the Modern Middle East

By: Jeffrey A. Blakely

Most Americans understand World War I in the Middle East through the epic 1962 film Lawrence Read more

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Hand in Hand with Politics: The Challenges of Egyptian Studies in Serbia

By: Branislav Anđelković

There is a saying that Balkans, sometimes rightly compared to a “powder keg”, is a place where … Read more

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