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April 30, 2014 — 5:00 PM

The Sargonic and Ur III Empires: Continuities, Differences, Innovations

Ancient Near East Table

Piotr Steinkeller (Harvard)

This is a two-hour seminar. ...

May 01, 2014 — 6:00 PM

Ancient Egyptian Conviviality: A Gap in Modern Knowledge?

American Research Center in Egypt Lecture

John Baines (Oxford University)

Despite the presence of vast numbers of scenes of food, drink, and preparations for eating and drinking on ancient Egyptian monuments, images of people partaking ...

May 03, 2014 — 9:00 AM

The Huayuanzhuang Oracle-bones in Context

Symposium

Organized by Professor Roderick Campbell, this symposium will bring together leading epigraphers, archaeologists and historians to discuss the wider significance of the non-kingly Shang ...

May 08, 2014 — 6:00 PM

Masters of Fire - Exploring Chalcolithic Copper Production through Excavations and Ethnoarchaeology

Exhibition Lecture Series

Thomas Levy (University of California San Diego)

Seating is limited. To reserve your seat, please RSVP to rsvp_isaw_lectures@nyu.edu or call 212.992.7818. Admission to this lecture closes 10 minutes after the ...

May 09, 2014 — 9:00 AM

Ancient Near Eastern Literature: Topics, Issues, Approaches

Workshop, organized by Prof. Beate Pongratz-Leisten

In the last decades the category of ‘literature’ in the Ancient Near East has come repeatedly under scrutiny. It included among other topics fierce discussions ...

May 13, 2014 — 6:00 PM

Father and Son at the Beginning of Chinese History (ca. 1300BC)

Visiting Research Scholar Lecture

Adam Schwartz (Visiting Asst. Profesor, ISAW)

Hitherto, scholars have had basically no idea what father and son relations were like on a daily basis during China’s ancient period. My talk will ...

May 16, 2014 — 9:00 AM

Exploring Ritual in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean: Performance, Texts, and Material Culture

Workshop, organized by Sam Mirelman (ISAW) and Ian Rutherford (ISAW & University of Reading)

May 30, 2014 — 6:00 PM

Radiocarbon and Historical Chronology of Old World History: How Reliable Are Our Dating Methods?

Co-presented by The Department of Egyptian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and ISAW

Manfred Bietak (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oriental and European Archaeology)

For some periods, historical and radiocarbon chronologies are at odds with each other, producing results that differ by 100 years or more. Recent studies on ...

June 06, 2014 — 6:00 PM

Life of the Spirit: The Chalcolithic Culture, 6500 Years Ago in the Southern Levant

Exhibition Lecture Series

Osnat Misch-Brandel (Israel Museum, Jerusalem)

June 11, 2014 — 2:30 PM

Property and Power in Late Antiquity

International Late Antiquity Network, International Conference 2014

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current exhibition
Copper, H. 17.5 cm; Diam. 16.8 cm, Naḥal Mishmar, 4500–3600 BCE. Israel Antiquities 
Authority: 1961-177, exhibited at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Photography by Clara Amit © Israel Antiquities Authority
Crown with Building-Façade Decoration and Vultures
Copper, H. 17.5 cm; Diam. 16.8 cm, Naḥal Mishmar, 4500–3600 BCE. Israel Antiquities Authority: 1961-177, exhibited at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Photography by Clara Amit © Israel Antiquities Authority