Announcements

EPAS lecture in Toronto (CSMS Annual Grayson Lecture)

January 6, 2016

On Wednesday,13 January 2016, Jason Ur, Professor of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, will give the A.K. Grayson Lecture on Assyrian History and Culture for the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies:

CITIES AND LANDSCAPES OF ASSYRIA: NEW RESEARCH IN THE IMPERIAL CORE

In August 2012 a new Harvard University archaeological research project began in the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq.  This area was the core of the Neo-Assyrian empire (ca. 900-600 BC), which at its greatest stretched from Egypt to Iran.  The Erbil Plain...

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Spying on Las Vegas

March 18, 2015

On Monday, Jason Ur gave a lecture at the University of Nevada Las Vegas University Forum entitled "Spying on Antiquity: Declassified US Intelligence Satellite Imagery and Near Eastern Archaeology."  It included several CORONA spy satellite images of Las Vegas (1965) and the immediate region of the UNLV campus, which can be viewed here.

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