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Lecture by Dr. Timothy Matney, Professor of Archaeology on Living at the Edge of the Assyrian Empire: Recent Archaeological Excavations in Southeastern Turkey


Event Date: 6/21/2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Lecture by Dr. Timothy Matney, Professor of Archaeology Department of Anthropology & Classical Studies, University of Akron on Living at the Edge of the Assyrian Empire: Recent Archaeological Excavations in Southeastern Turkey.

Along the banks of the Tigris River in southeastern Turkey, an international team of archaeologists have been excavating the remains of the Assyrian city of Tushhan at the modern site of Ziyaret Tepe since 1997. Ziyaret Tepe was occupied nearly continuously for 2400 years starting in the Early Bronze Age (c. 3000 BC). For most of this time, Ziyaret Tepe was a modest village situated in the fertile Tigris floodplain. During the Iron Age (c. 882-61 OBC), however, Ziyaret Tepe became an important urban center on the northern periphery of the Assyrian Empire, when it was known as Tushhan. Let us take you inside the ruined city of the Assyrians and the modern scientific explorations aimed at recovering and reconstructing its buried past.

June 21, 2011
@ 7:30 pm
Adobe Hall of the
Assyrian American Association of San Jose
(1352 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 95125)
For more information, contacts us at info@aaasj.org

This event is sponsored by the Assyrian American Association of San Jose and the Assyrian Foundation of America.

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