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Sea Peoples in North Syria and the Mediterranean Coast

Who were the Philistines? The Israelites’ greatest enemy, and their relationship to the Sea Peoples at the end of the … Read more

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The Return of David and Solomon?

Biblical Archaeology and the Quest for the Ancient Israelite States’ Oldest Remains 

By: Juan Manuel Tebes, Catholic University of Argentina Read more

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A Bibliography that Matters

In our final podcast introducing the Syrian Heritage Initiative, we spoke with former Cultural Heritage Specialist, Kurt Prescott about … 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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“Cultural Heritage Monitoring and the Syrian Heritage Initiative,” Featuring Dr. Michael Danti

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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“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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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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Location of Jebel Sinjar showing recent clashes and population displacements.

Political Landscapes along the Central Euphrates River, Then and Now

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By: Adam Miglio

Headlines across media outlets of all types remind us of the troubling events in Syria and Iraq. … 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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The Current State of Ugaritic Studies

ANET_Oct2014_BannerBy: Gregorio del Olmo Lete 

No other language and culture of Northwest Semitic – the family of languages and cultures … Read more

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Harry Ettlinger. All figures courtesy of Patty Gerstenblith.

The 1954 Hague Convention at 60

A Report on the Joint Annual Meeting of the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield

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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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7 Things You Should Know About ASOR’s Syrian Heritage Initiative

SHI_Flag_2 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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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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Neo-Assyrian statue from Tell Ajaja flanked by ISIS members. Photo courtesy Michel al-Maqdissi.

Syrian Archaeology, ‘Scale of the Scandal’

By : Michel Al-Maqdissi

Introduction

The Syrian crisis has recently become noticeably more serious, and has turned into one of … Read more

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The Inner Lives of Ancient Houses: An Archaeology of Dura-Europos

By: J.A. Baird

Dura-Europos, on the Syrian Euphrates, is one of the best preserved and most extensively excavated sites of … Read more

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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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Near Eastern Archaeology in Malta

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Aerial view of Tas-Silg. 

By: Anthony J. Frendo

The Maltese archipelago lies practically at the centre of the Mediterranean, roughly … Read more

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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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