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Meluhha: the Indus Civilization and Its Contacts with Mesopotamia

Mark Kenoyer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
May 5, 2010
7pm, Breasted Hall
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Meluhha – the name for the Indus civilization found in Mesopotamian texts – was an important source of exotic goods, many of which are preserved in the archaeological record of Mesopotamia. The movement of people and goods between these two regions established a pattern of interaction that continued in later periods and is still seen today. This lecture presents an overview of the Indus civilization and its contact with the Mesopotamia during the forth to second millennia BC.

Lectures are free and open to the public due 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 event sponsor for assistance.

Revised: August 3, 2010

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