Bob Brier of Long Island University traced the history of “Egyptomania” in a Harvard talk.
French Egyptologist Alain Zivie, a visiting scholar at the Semitic Museum, told a Harvard audience of his discovery of the tomb of Thutmose, who he believes is the artist who created the iconic bust of Queen Nefertiti.
Innovation, whether it’s large, small, solo, or institutional, is an increasingly important part of Harvard, a university working to maintain its clearly defined sense of self and at the same time evolve to meet future needs.
French Egyptologist Marc Gabolde offered a different interpretation of the DNA evidence on King Tut’s lineage in a talk at Harvard’s Science Center.
Dean Michael D. Smith of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced that Jane Pickering has been named executive director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture.
Harvard’s Semitic Museum is employing a high-tech response to the destruction of 3,300-year-old figures, using 3-D scanning to repair a ceramic lion that was damaged by the Assyrians.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, five Harvard University museums —the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Museum of Natural History , Peabody Museum of Archaeology & ...
In a talk at Harvard’s Semitic Museum, archaeologist Robert Mason described the discovery of mysterious rock formations near an ancient monastery in Syria.
A Harvard authority on ancient Iraq spent several years studying clay tablets looted from that nation, which had been stored in a World Trade Center building that was destroyed on 9/11. The tablets eventually were retrieved, restored, translated, and returned.
A long-term Semitic Museum project labors to conserve thousands of 3,500-year-old clay tablets that detail everyday life in an ancient city.
Smitten as a boy with the wonders of ancient Egypt, archaeologist Peter Der Manuelian deep into excavations but also wedded to the Web.
Researchers are examining the Harvard Semitic Museum’s collection of ancient glass for clues about the people who made it and their interactions with other societies through trade.
The Semitic Museum will host a lunchtime tour of “The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine” on May 21 at 12:15 p.m., offering a view of life in an ancient Near Eastern agricultural society. The exhibit — which displays family dwellings, palaces, and temples — is arranged in terms of the different types of ancient Israeli buildings and houses that were associated with the different levels of society.
On Thursday (April 23), the Semitic Museum will host half-hour discussions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (appropriate for grades three through six) on how ancient Israelites made bread — from planting to eating — and explore everyday life of the average villager 2,700 years ago. Students will also have the opportunity to handle original ceramic fragments and try to match them with whole vessels on display. Registration is required and limited to 15 children per session, $2 per child. For more information, call (617) 495-4631 or e-mail Dena Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOINT CENTER ACCEPTING GRAMLICH FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS; ISRAELITE BREAD-MAKING DISCUSSION AT THE SEMITIC MUSEUM; KISSEL GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE
The Semitic Museum is currently seeking volunteer docents for the coming year. Docents will provide guided tours to school groups and the general public on the museum’s collection of archaeology of the ancient Near East.
Harvard-affiliated study runs in Journal of Community Psychology; Docents sought for Semitic Museum; Habitat for Humanity sale begins Aug. 23; HMS to host second 'Freecycle' event, donations sought; HMS to host quantitative genomics conference, poster component; Deadline for first print issue
HARVARD-AFFILIATED MEEI NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST HOSPITALS; HUDS AND CRIMSON CATERING RECOGNIZED WITH AWARDS; DOCENTS SOUGHT FOR SEMITIC MUSEUM; AGREEMENT TO DOUBLE NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLOMBIAN STUDENTS; HU PRESS PUBLISHING MODERN GREEK STUDIES SERIES; HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SALE SET FOR AUGUST; HARVARD POPS BAND TO HOLD SUMMER CONCERTS; EXTENSION SCHOOL PROVIDES OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMS; A.R.T. BRINGS SHAKESPEARE TO THE SQUARE; SUMMER SCHOOL CHORUS TO PERFORM; ‘KIDNEY KABARET’ LETS HARVARD FOLKS SING FOR CAUSE; DEADLINES FOR ONLINE AND FIRST PRINT ISSUE
Harvard Bridge Program, IOP recognize 23 new citizens; Cash Receipts Office set for May move; Children invited to ‘Sarcophagi Up-Close' at Semitic Museum; Memorial Church auction tonight; Last call for artists; East Asian Legal Studies accepting submissions until May 2
Chorus auditions this weekend ‘No End in Sight’ to screen at Kennedy School tonight ‘Stuff Sale’ for good cause to take over Science Center lawn ‘Stuff Sale’ for good cause to take over Science Center lawn Day of Service on Sept. 29 to celebrate civic engagement Visit Ancient Egypt on lunch break Reading and Study Strategy course to kick off next month
The Semitic Museum will sponsor a docent-led tour of its “Ancient Egypt: Magic and the Afterlife” and “Cyprus, the Cesnola Collection” exhibits on April 12 at 12:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The Semitic Museum is sponsoring a free, docent-led tour of “The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine” today (March 8) at 12:15 p.m.
The Semitic Museum is sponsoring a free, docent-led tour of "The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine" on March 8 at 12:15 p.m.
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