Near East

Vol. 7 / No. 1

By: David Crownover

Some Frit from Northern Mesopotamia

Frit, the word derived from the Italian “fritta,” (fried), is a chemical compound made up of silicate of lime and […]

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Vol. 7 / No. 1

By: Theresa Howard Carter

Early Assyrians in the Sinjar

The 1964 staff of this expedition consisted of Mrs. Carter of the University Museum and David Oates, Director of the […]

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Vol. 6 / No. 4

By: Froelich Rainey

Al Bendiner

Probably you always remember your friends in odd circumstances. I like to remember Al Bendiner early on a Sunday morning, […]

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Vol. 6 / No. 4

By: James B. Pritchard

Two Tombs and a Tunnel in the Jordan Valley: Discoveries at the Biblical Zarethan

The cutting of the first trench into any large antiquity site is bound to be significant, especially if the mound […]

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Vol. 6 / No. 2

By: C.J. Gadd

Leon Legrain, D.D., Sc.D.

For over thirty years Dr. Legrain served as Curator of the Babylonian Section in the University Museum, an officer as […]

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Vol. 6 / No. 2

By: James B. Pritchard

Reconnaissance in Jordan

“How do you go about finding a site for excavation?” is a question frequently put to an archaeologist. With the […]

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Vol. 5 / No. 4

By: Miguel Civil

Sumerian Harvest Time

Busy with important researches such as establishing a tight chronological frame for Mesopotamian history, clarifying the role of the various […]

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Vol. 5 / No. 3

By: Robert H. Dyson, Jr.

Archaeological Scrap: Glimpses of History at Ziwiye

Letters are crossing a museum curator’s desk constantly from different and obscure parts of the globe telling of chance discoveries […]

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Vol. 5 / No. 2

By: Robert H. Dyson, Jr.

A Babylonian Lion in Toronto

Glazed lions molded in relief on baked brick facades are relatively rare on the North American continent.One of the best […]

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Vol. 5 / No. 2

By: T. Cuyler Young, Jr.

Dalma Painted Ware

The archaeologist leaves for the field with his mind full of the historical problems he will solve through further excavation. […]

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