Stephen Lumsden is a Near Eastern Archaeologist, with a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is Assistant Curator in the Department of Modern History and World Cultures, National Museum of Denmark. He is currently part of an international team studying the collection in the museum from the Danish excavations in the 1930s at the site of Hama, in Syria.
Nineveh, Iraq, is one of the longest occupied cities in the world, dating at least back to the mid-7th millennium BC. UC Berkeley excavations uncovered a district of large dwellings and wide streets near the Maški Gate (MG22), providing a stratigraphic history of Late Assyrian ceramics at the centre of the empire through to the 7th century BC. READ MORE
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