16th Annual Graduate Symposium-call for papers

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations’ Graduate Students Association (University of Toronto) presents… The 16th Annual Graduate Symposium—Open Call for Papers Near and Middle Eastern Studies in the Midst of Revolution March 5-6, 2012 Deadline: January 9, 2012 http://sites.google.com/site/nmcgsagradsymposium/ The Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students Association of the University of Toronto […]

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ASOR annual meeting supersaver rates end Sept 23

ASOR’s annual meeting supersaver rates end at midnight on Friday, September 23 when most registration fees will increase $30. Please register for the annual meeting by following the link on the ASOR home page (www.asor.org). ASOR has secured additional rooms over the annual meeting dates at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. Please book your room […]

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Archaeology in the News!

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! Mohamed Abdel Maksood, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, warned that Egyptian antiquities are in a “dire state, deteriorating from bad to worse.” This “deterioration”, according to Abdel Maksood, is due to the failure of the state to resolve the fate […]

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Archaeology in the News!

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! Archeologists have uncovered a rare second century marble statue of Hercules in northern Israel. Dr Walid Atrash of the Israel Antiquities Authority said: “This statue is unusual because it is small. Most statues of gods from this period were life-size. This is something […]

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Archaeology in the News!

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! Archaeologists leading the University of Toronto’s Tayinat Archaeological Project in southeastern Turkey have unearthed the remains of a monumental gate complex adorned with stone sculptures, including a magnificently carved lion (pictured to the right). This week, during their routine excavation work, the French-Egyptian […]

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Archaeology in the News

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! The bizarre object to the right was found in the tomb of an ancient Egyptian architect. For over 100 years, it has languished while archaeologists debated its function. Now, a physicist has thrown her hat into the ring, arguing that it is the […]

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ASOR Newsletter 61.1 (Spring 2011) posted online

ASOR is pleased to announce that the ASOR Newsletter 61.1 (Spring 2011) has now been posted online at the ASOR home page (www.asor.org). We anticipate that the issue will be mailed within a week. As a reminder, the ASOR Newsletter is available online for free at www.asor.org. In addition, ASOR journals are available via Atypon […]

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ASOR Search for NEA editor

Near Eastern Archaeology (NEA), a publication of the American Schools for Oriental Research (ASOR), is seeking an editor for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2012, for twelve quarterly issues. NEA is a peer-reviewed, illustrated publication intended for non-specialists. The journal accepts submissions pertaining to the prehistory and history of the Near East. The duties […]

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Archaeology in the News!

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! Peruvian archaeologists working in the north of the country say they’ve found an unspoiled tomb from the Lambayeque culture. Archaeologists in Israel have found remains which may be the biblical City of King David, the first evidence that the ancient Jewish empire actually […]

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Archaeology in the News

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! An ancient rock inscription of the word “Shabbat” was uncovered near Lake Kinneret this week - the first and only discovery of a stone Shabbat boundary in Hebrew. Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered 1,300 year-old stone sculptures depicting captive Mayan warriors. Bulgarian archaeologists […]

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BASOR 362 (May 2011) available online for subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that BASOR 362 (May 2011) has been posted online at Atypon Link. This issue (and 4 years of back issues) is available to BASOR online subscribers and members who have chosen an online subscription as part of their membership. You may access the table of contents for free here (members […]

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Archaeology in the News!

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! An archeological dig near Haifa recently uncovered a 3,000-year-old house that is the best-preserved structure yet discovered from the Israelite period. It has taken half a century, but archaeologists in Cambodia have finally completed the renovation of an ancient Angkor temple described as […]

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Archaeology in the News!

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! A huge palace from the Roman ages (31-395 BC) has been discovered in the New Valley Governorate in Upper Egypt, the Ministry of Antiquities announced Monday. An US expedition in the Amhada region, 500km south of Cairo, unearthed the palace belonging to a […]

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NEA 74.2 (June 2011) is available online for subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that NEA 74.2 (June 2011) has now been posted online at Atypon Link. This issue (and 4 years of back issues) is available to online subscribers of NEA and to ASOR members who have chosen an online subscription as part of their membership. The following is an abbreviated table of […]

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ASOR gift update-7 donors needed in 5 days

We are almost to our goal! In order to qualify for a $10,000 gift to our endowment, ASOR needs to have 225 donors this fiscal year (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011). In the last 24 hours we have received contributions from 17 new donors, and our total number of different donors for the […]

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Archaeology in the News!

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! Archaeologist Karen Stern transcribes and measures newly discovered graffito, in ancient Greek, in a burial cave in the Judean foothills of Israel. Last year, while a Penn team of archaeologists was working in Morocco, members uncovered a treasure beyond anything they’d imagined - […]

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ASOR challenge gift update- 30 donors needed in next 11 days

ASOR has 11 days (until June 30th) to qualify for a $10,000 gift to our endowment. In order to qualify for the gift, ASOR needs to have 225 donors this fiscal year (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011). As of today (June 20), 195 generous people have made a contribution to ASOR this fiscal […]

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Archaeology in the News!

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! Called the “Pompeii of the East,” Jerash, in the nation of Jordan is a beautiful Greco-Roman ruin located 80 miles north of Amman. The preserved ruins of Jerash include places of worship and other buildings from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and early Muslim […]

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Update on ASOR challenge gifts

ASOR members have rallied and met one of two Challenge Gift goals. ASOR thus has qualified for a $10,000 gift to its endowment. We are pleased to report that ASOR has received gifts from 30 new donors in the past 11 days, and we have surpassed our dollar goal for new gifts! We now need […]

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Archaeology in the News

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! One of the most prominent Israeli archaeologists declared today that remains from the First and Second Jewish Temple period – including the Second Temple itself – lie underneath the Temple Mount surface, just waiting to be excavated. Chinese and Kenyan archaeologists are now […]

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