London Centre for the Ancient Near East, Spring Seminar Series: “New Research”.
Also: two occasional lectures during the Spring.
All events of the Spring Series and LCANE occasional lectures are open to everyone depending on space limitations.
Jan 18th Gianni Marchesi (Bologna): “The Cuneiform Finds of the Bronze and Iron Ages from Karkemish: An Overview”
Includes spectacular find of fragments of cylinders of Sargon II with a new historical text and the already published early Neo-Assyrian fragment of the “Evil Demons” series.
Images: Copyleft of the Turco-Italian Archaeological Expedition at Karkemish
Feb 1st Hasan Peker (Istanbul University): New Data for the History of Iron Age Karkemish: Epigraphic Discoveries of the Turco-Italian Expedition
Includes hieroglyphic finds from new excavations, as well as similar finds that had been thought lost and are now recovered from T.E. Lawrence and C.L. Woolley’s abandoned dig-house, in addition to the extraordinary discovery of a fragment joining to one of the earliest hieroglyphic monuments ever found from the very first excavations (1878).
Feb 15th Yağmur Heffron (UCL, London): “Too much coincidence? Archaeological-textual complementarity in Anatolian funerary practices (2nd millennium BC)”
Feb 29th Christopher Metcalf (Oxford): “New Literary Sources on Old Babylonian Religion”
Unpublished Sumerian literary texts
March 14th Martin Bommas (Birmingham): “Life and Death at the Southern Border of Ancient Egypt: three case studies”.
Jan 25th: Çiğdem Maner (Koç University, Istanbul): CANCELLED
March 7th: Brian Janeway (Tayinat Archaeological Project):”Finding the Philistines: Ceramic Evidence of the Northern Sea Peoples at Tell Tayinat”