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Searching for Ancient Sam'al: Four Seasons of Excavation at Zincirli in Turkey

David Schloen, Oriental Institute
January 6, 2010
7pm, Breasted Hall

The Neubauer Expedition to Zincirli has completed four seasons of excavation at ancient Sam'al, the capital of a prosperous biblical kingdom in what is today southeastern Turkey. This lecture highlights recent work and ongoing excavations that have revealed new information about the social, economic, and political life of the city during the period of the Assyrian Empire, including the recently recovered "Kuttamuwa Stela," the mortuary monument of a royal official.

Lectures are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Oriental Institute Members. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the Membership Office at 773.834.9777 for assistance.

Revised: November 12, 2009

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