2000–2001 Annual Report
Clemens Reichel continued his work as Project Coordinator for the Diyala Objects Publication Project (see separate report). During Spring Quarter 2001 he submitted and successfully defended his dissertation “Political Changes and Cultural Continuity at the Palace of the Rulers in Eshnunna (Tell Asmar) from the Ur III period to the Isin-Larsa period (c. 2070-1850 BC).” He will be appointed Research Associate at the Oriental Institute, continuing his work for the Diyala Project.
During much of the year, Reichel continued his work on the sealings and the tablets from Tell Asmar. His conference paper “Seals and sealings at Tell Asmar: A New Look at an Ur III to Early Old Babylonian Palace,” presented at the seal symposium in Yale during the Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale in 1998, has just appeared in the Proceedings of the 45th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, published by CDL Press. Another article, “A Modern Crime and an Ancient Mystery: The Seal of Bilalama,” submitted in 1999, should appear in the festschrift for Burkhart Kienast in due course.
Revised: June 6, 2007