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Empire, Personhood, and Child Sacrifice
Ancient North Africa has long been considered a landscape of stasis, where cultural trajectories can be traced from the Phoenician colonization of the 9th ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/29/2015 02:40 AM
Not in God’s Path
One of the paradigmatic chronological demarcations in Middle and Near Eastern studies has been the notorious notion of a “pre-Islamic” vs. an “Islamic” divide ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/27/2015 10:56 AM
Defining Elsewhere
Mesopotamia is populated with a host of supernatural figures, creatures often referred to as monsters or demons. In many cases, these figures represent the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/19/2015 07:43 PM
ISAW Now Accepting PhD Applications for Fall 2016 Admission
The online application for fall 2016 admission to ISAW's Doctoral Program in the Ancient World is now open. ISAW's recommended deadline for application ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/11/2016 06:59 PM
The First Pagan Historian
This lecture examines several episodes in the neglected 1500-year afterlife of the forged "De excidio Troiae historia" or "History of the Destruction of Troy" ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/29/2015 11:39 AM
A Sanctuary of the Hellenistic Period at Torbulok (Tadjikistan)
A sanctuary of the Hellenistic period was recently discovered at the village of Torbulok in southwest Tajikistan. Excavations at the site, started in 2013 by a ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/28/2015 11:01 AM
The First Investigations of the Antikythera Mechanism
During the first years following the discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism, its nature, purpose, and date were the subject of intense interdisciplinary debate ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/25/2015 12:49 PM
The Emporia and the Re-birth of Towns in Anglo-Saxon England
The problem of the origins of early medieval towns has been of interest to scholars since the days of Henri Pirenne. While much of the early research was based ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/24/2015 03:56 PM
ISAW Now Accepting Applications for 2016-17 Visiting Research Scholar Program
The online application for ISAW's 2016-17 Visiting Research Scholar Program is now open. by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/27/2016 02:16 PM
Prospective Student Open House
ISAW's open house for prospective doctoral students will include coffee and lunch with ISAW students, faculty, and scholars; an information session about our ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 08/22/2016 12:03 PM
Ninth Annual Leon Levy Lecture: Scythian Elite Burial Mounds in the Eurasian Steppes
The social structure of Scythians and other groups in the Eurasian steppe is mainly reflected by their graves, burial mounds, which are called "kurgans." ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 10/27/2015 02:59 PM
Statues of Amun
The lecture presents representative examples from among more than 60 statues of Amun and his consorts, Mut and Amunet, created to replace images destroyed ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/09/2015 08:25 PM
Wizard Wunderkinder and Vengeful Women
Sorcery, reincarnation, mummification – rituals, magic, and divination play a major role in ancient Egyptian literature from the Middle Kingdom (ca. 2137 BC) ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/09/2015 03:13 PM
AIA Lecture: Arabia at the Crossroads of Cultures
Known from Biblical and cuneiform sources as an important trading post, the oasis of Tayma, Northwest Arabia, was a major stop of the famous “incense road” ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/09/2015 03:31 PM
Gina Konstantopoulos
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 12/20/2016 06:02 PM
Frederic Clark
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 08/14/2017 12:01 PM
Claudia Chang
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 07/17/2015 01:08 PM
Juan Manuel Tebes
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 12/16/2015 07:59 PM
Roberta Casagrande-Kim
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Now Available: “The Temple of Ramesses II in Abydos” by ISAW Researchers
The Temple of Ramesses II in Abydos, Volume 1: Wall Scenes was published in April 2015 by Lockwood Press and is the first of two volumes documenting the ... by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/27/2016 03:04 PM
ISAW Announces 2015-16 Visiting Scholars
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 01/27/2016 01:16 PM
2015 Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded to Carmela V. Franklin and Seth L. Sanders
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/21/2021 12:28 PM
Enheduana Disk
Image for Ritual and Narrative conference by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/16/2015 02:34 PM
Image for Life at the Margins Conference
by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/16/2015 02:34 PM
Ur Bull
Ur Bull Image for Rostovtzeff 2015 by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/16/2015 02:34 PM
Rita Freed
Action shot for January 2015 eblast. by Marc LeBlanc last modified 09/16/2015 02:34 PM