Department of Near Eastern Archaeology


14.06.2023: Guest lecture by Roxana Dörr M.A. at 21.06.2023
We cordially invite you all to the upcoming guest lecture by Roxana Dörr M.A. about "The Missing Link: Die Sphinx in Vorderasien", the link to the hybrid lecture and more you can find here.

30.05.2023: Report on the excavations in Kurdistan-Iraq
The first report about the excavations on Tell Derabun is now online. You can find the full report here.

11.03.2023: Start of the summer semester 2023
We welcome all new and existing students to the summer semester 2023! The introduction for the first semester will take place on 12.03.2023 in room 00-309 in Hegelstraße. More information here. The events of the summer semester 2023 can be found here. We wish everyone a successful summer semester 2023!

12.01.2023: Guest lecture by Prof. Dr Philippe Quenet on 25.01.2023
We cordially invite you all to the guest lecture in 2023. Prof. Dr Philippe Quenet 25.01.2023 will lecture on the excavations in Eridu (Iraq). The lecture will take place on-site at Hegelstraße and online, more info and the link can be found here.

22.11.2022: Workshop "Excavating the Extra-Ordinary 2
On November 25 and 26, the departments of Near Eastern Archaeology and Egyptology and the department of Egyptology of the Freie Universität Berlin will organise the workshop "Excavating the Extra-Ordinary 2". More information on the workshop, the programme and registration can be found here.

01.11.2022: Guest lecture by Prof. Dr Florian Janoscha Kreppner on 07.12.2022
We cordially invite everyone to the guest lecture by Prof. Dr Florian Janoscha Kreppner on 07.12.2022 at 18:15 on the topic "New insights into life in the Zagros Mountains on the eastern border of the Assyrian Empire (ca. 1000-800 BC). Results of the excavations of the Peshdar Plain Project in autumn 2022 in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in Northeast Iraq". The lecture will occur at Hegelstraße 59, room 00-309, and online at Big Blue Button:

01.08.2022: New interdisciplinary project: "Ancient Sciences Innovation Lab (ASIL)
The departments of Egyptology, Ancient Near Eastern Philology and Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology of the Institute of Classical Studies have successfully participated in a call for proposals by the Stifterverband and the Dieter Schwarz Stiftung. The funding initiative "Spatial Laboratories" in the area of "Learning Architectures" supports projects that link innovative spatial concepts with novel teaching-learning settings. The "Ancient Sciences Innovation Lab" is one of 5 projects selected to receive funding totalling €100,000 for 18 months. More information here [Ancient Sciences Innovation Lab (ASIL) | FB 07 - IAW (