Nimrud Update: New Photos and Resources on the Site
Iraqi archaeologist, Laya Salih, recently visited the liberated site of Nimrud near the city of Mosul. Her photos document the shocking extent of the destruction wrought by ISIL. Nimrud and other archaeological and heritage sites around Mosul are discussed in these resources and news items.
Ask a Near Eastern Professional: Cuneiform Scripts in Assyria and Babylonia
By: Susanne Paulus Cuneiform writing was used throughout Mesopotamia from the end of the fourth millennium onward. So just how different was Neo-Babylonian writing from Neo-Assyrian writing? Read more ...
Seeing Colors Beyond the Naked Eye: Spectral RTI, a New Tool for Imaging Artifacts
By: Todd R. Hanneken For too long, archaeological photography has only captured what is on the surface of an inscription or artifact. With Reflectance Transformation Imaging revealing new dimensions of history, we can see more colors than ever before. Read more ...
Antioch on the Orontes 2.0. New Stories from an Ancient City
By: Andrea DeGiorgi New archaeological work is bringing the crossroads of Antioch on the Orontes back to life. Now mostly hidden beneath the modern city of Antakya, ancient Antioch was a fusion of ethnicities and languages. Read more ...
Why the Arameans?
By: K. Lawson Younger, Jr. The Arameans' flexible tribal and political structures helped them fit in with locals from southern Mesopotamia to North Syria. However, nothing could have prepared them for a confrontation with the Assyrians. Read more ...
Check out the photo album from this year's Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. Feel free to share the photos on social media! A big thanks to Kaitlynn Anderson, Digital Media Specialist, for taking the photos. Click here to view the full album.
2016 Annual Meeting Award Winners
Congratulations to the award winners at this year's Members' Meeting, which took place at the 2016 Annual Meeting. A number of awards were handed out this year including, The P. E. MacAllister Field Archaeology Award, The W. F. Albright Award, The ASOR Membership Service Award, and more. Read more ...
Gender in Ancient Egypt: Norms, Ambiguities, and Sensualities [PODCAST]
Matić's article looks at new trends in the study of sex and gender in ancient Egypt, especially as influenced by gender and queer theories. Click here to take a listen!
ASOR Fellowships: What's the Most Exciting Thing to Happen on a Dig?
Check out what grant and scholarship recipients from 2013 say was the most exciting thing to happen to them while in the field. Click here to watch the video!
ASOR Archives Photo of the Month
"Jerusalem, Jaffa Gate, 1875" American Palestine Exploration Society Photograph Collection, ASOR Archives. For more information on the ASOR Archives, click here, or email the ASOR Archivist,Cynthia Rufo.
ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives: Weekly Report 117-118
Newly published photographs show damage to several Christian sites in Bartella, Ninawa Governorate (ASOR CHI Incident Report IHI 16-0035 UPDATE). Read more ...
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