Oriental studies in the epoch of ideologies in the framework of the GRISSO Project

By Silvia Alaura, Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico (ISMA), CNR, Roma.

One of the ongoing research clusters of the GRISSO Project (Gruppo di Ricerca Interdisciplinare di Storia degli Studi Orientali) is devoted to the Oriental studies in the epoch of ideologies. In the framework of this cluster, the following case study is being carried out by the present writer: Studien zur Entwicklung der Hethitologie in Deutschland in den 20er und 30er Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts.

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In The Field: Bardakçı Village

Investigations on Production Process of the Urartian Red Polished Pottery in the Light of the Old Pottery Traditions of Bardakçı Village – Van, Turkey

By Dr. Atilla Batmaz, Ege University-Department of Archaeology

Starting in 2014, an independent researchteam has been carrying out an ethno-archaeological and experimental project in the Bardakçı Village of Van, researching Urartian ‘red polished pottery’. The pottery, famous for its colour, is found in many Urartian fortresses. The highest-quality examples are found to have been produced in the basin of Lake Van: the centre of the ancient Kingdom. Quality seems to decline as one moves towards the outer limits of the Kingdom. Continue reading In The Field: Bardakçı Village

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Current Exhibitions on the Ancient Near East

In 2015 and 2016 there are several exhibitions on the Ancient Near East worth visiting. Of course this list does not include all exhibitions. Are you missing something? Let us know and we will publish information in our next issue. Continue reading Current Exhibitions on the Ancient Near East