1.07-26.08: Ancient Near Eastern Languages in Contact – electure series

Click the link below for the advert for the eLecture series on Ancient Near Eastern Languages in Contact, convened by Alinda Damsma, Lily Kahn and Jonathan Stökl. Wednesdays 16.00-17.00 via MS Teams, contact a.damsma@ucl.ac.uk to register. Topics include Hittite and Sumerian, Hebrew and Ancient Egyptian, Aramaic and Hebrew, Hebrew and the Septuagint, Aramaic and Arabic, and Eblaite.

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29.6, 6pm: Abather Saadoon “New Sumerian texts from Umma city”

Dr Abather Saadoon, Head of Archaeology at Al-Muthanna University in Iraq, will talk via Zoom about New Sumerian texts from Umma. The lecture will include:

1) Security situation of Umma after 2003
2) The contents of the texts.
3) The most important personalities in the texts.
4) Calendars.
5) Date formulae.
6) Seal impressions.
Zoom details will be distributed nearer the time. Please e-mail mw41@soas.ac.uk to be put on list for distribution of details.

Dominique Collon’s Library

Dr Dominique Collon is a world-renowned figure in the field of seals and seal-impressions and their iconography in the Ancient Near East. She was also a long-term committee member of the London Centre for the Ancient Near East and an amazing colleague to many of us.

Sadly she is no longer able to use her library and her son Gerard Collon has set up a webpage from which people can buy her books in order to raise funds to help with her care. Click on this link or paste the URL into your browser and follow instructions for access to an excel sheet.

https://collon-books.blogspot.com/2020/04/a-library-of-near-eastern-art-and.html

Please direct all inquiries to the linked webpage.