The 2014 RAP excavations at Gird-i Dasht showing Islamic fortifications of the early modern era at the mound’s summit.

Kurdistan 2014: Archaeology amid Uncertainty

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By: Michael Danti

War seemed at the doorstep of Kurdistan, but the ASOR-affiliated Rowanduz Archaeological Program (RAP) conducted its second … Read more

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Architecture and Archaeology: What an Architect Does Among Archaeologists

The Case of Tell Masaikh, Syria and Qasr Shamamok, Iraq

At the 2013 ASOR Annual Meeting, Pedro Azara, of … Read more

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Removal of a giant winged bull from Nineveh. Frontpiece from Nineveh and Its Remains (originally published 1849).

World War I and Archaeology in Iraq

By: Lamia Al Gailani Werr

It is ironic that I am writing this article on the centenary of the First … 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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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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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.

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 2-21-14

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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Garšana Archives tablet (CUNES 39-01-013) from the Jonathan and Jeannette Rosen Ancient Near Eastern Seminar, Cornell University. Published in David I. Owen and Rudolf H. Mayr, with the assistance of Alexandra Kleinerman, The Garšana Archives, (Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology Volume 3), CDL Press, 2007. The tablet will be returned to Iraq.

Cuneiform Exceptionalism: An Argument for Studying and Publishing Unprovenanced Tablets

By: Jerrold S. Cooper, Ph.D
Department of Near Eastern Studies Johns Hopkins University

I always opposed the publication of looted … Read more

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“Cultural Heritage Protection in Zones of Armed Conflict: Lessons Learned and Future Strategies” with C. Brian Rose (Video)

ASOR is delighted to have the opportunity to share a video of the Plenary Address given at our 2013 Annual … Read more

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Back to Babylonia

By: Jane Moon

Fig. 1: Map of Southern Mesopotamia

Fig. 1: Map of Southern Mesopotamia

The cities of Babylonia, Ur and Uruk, Larsa and Lagash, the … Read more

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Back to Assyria: Cities, villages and canals in the Land behind Nineveh

By: Daniele Morandi Bonacossi  

Decades of conflict culminated in the genocidal Anfal campaign waged against the Kurds in 1988 by … Read more

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New Explorations in the Heart of Assyria: Cities and Landscapes on the Erbil Plain, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

By: Jason Ur

1.Republic of Iraq, with Kurdistan Region of Iraq (green) and the Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey region (yellow) indicated.

1. Republic of Iraq, with Kurdistan Region of Iraq (green) and the Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey region

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 11-8-13

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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Legacy Excavations and Linked Open Data: A Virtual Vision of Sir Leonard Woolley’s Ur

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Figure 1: Woolley’s large workforce in action

By: W.B. Hafford, University of Pennsylvania

Digital data plays an ever increasing role … Read more

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Ten Years after Iraq: Archaeology, Archaeologists, and U.S. Foreign Relations

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Thirty-foot tall bronze sculptures of former Iraqi Saddam Hussein, sit on the grounds of the Republican Palace, in the International

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Archaeology after the Arab Spring

By: Jesse Casana

The transformative political events in the Middle East over the past two years have had, among many … Read more

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Archaeological Conservation Strategies in the Near East, Fri. Nov. 16

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By: Suzanne Davis and LeeAnn Barnes Gordon

This year we are pleased to announce a new workshop … Read more

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