November 1, 2016
The Syro-Anatolian City-States: A Neglected Iron Age Culture
Dr. James Osborne
Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute.
The Iron Age kingdoms of the Syro-Anatolian culture were among the Near East's wealthiest and most important of the time. Yet today they are mostly ignored by all but specialists, overshadowed in the modern imagination by their contemporaries, the Neo-Assyrian Empire and biblical Israel. This lecture presents the many artistic and architectural accomplishments of this remarkable culture, claiming their place alongside the ancient Near East's most famous societies.