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Recasting Antiquity Student Exhibition

Recasting Antiquity Student Exhibition

December 3, 2015

Harvard students from Ancient Near East 103 “Ancient Lives” will exhibit casts of stone reliefs from two Assyrian palaces dated to the early first millennium BCE. Working with the Harvard Semitic Museum over the last year, they have created the durable resin casts from the museum’s plaster casts of the original reliefs, most of which are from Nimrud’s Northwest palace of Assurnasirpal II (883-859 BCE) in what is today Iraq, and which include scenes of royal lion hunting, cultic ritual, and warfare....

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