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The Ancient Near East (Ancient Near Eastern Studies) 2014

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Ancient Near East

I know things are a little hot there right now, but if you ever get the chance I recommend a visit to the cradle of ancient civilization. Mesopotamia. Including the ancient states of Sumer, Akkad and Babylon. Modern Iraq. Significant expeditions have been led over the years by various institutions and artifacts are on display at major art museums throughout the world. A good alternative given the political situation there now.

Expeditions

Museums

  • Louvre, Paris: Standard of Ur, Stele of Narum-sin, Law code of Hamurabi, Sargon of Akkad
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Ashurnasirpal II
  • British Museum, London: Layard excevator of Nineveh and Nimrud, Assysia, Leonard Woolley
  • Berlin Museum: Ishtar Gate of Babylon
Map of the Ancient Near East during the Amarna...

Map of the Ancient Near East during the Amarna period (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Ancient Near East.

Ishtar Gate

Ishtar Gate

Tel asmar statuette

Tel asmar statuette

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One response

  1. Hey, PBS Newshour ran a story on this very issue last night. Protecting ancient treasures in Iraq and Syria. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/videos/#115486

    September 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm

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