‘Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece‘ Dr James Fraser – the Curator for the Ancient Levant and Anatolia at the British Museum – gives us a personal tour of the recent exhibition ‘Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece’

‘The Latest Discoveries and findings from ancient Egypt’ Dr Mostafa Waziry

Friday 17th November 2023 – 7.30pm – 8.30pm:  Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium – University of Sydney Dear Members and Friends, We are pleased to provide you with information about a lecture by Dr Mostafa Waziry who is an Egyptian Archaeologist, Egyptologist, and the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt.  This lecture is presented by the Chau Chak Wing Museum (CCWM). …

The Edwin Cuthbert Hall Annual Lecture 2023

“Of Lost Gods and Gardens: Zoroastrian Echoes at the Royal City of Akchakhan-kala, Karakalpakstan“ Professor Alison BettsDate: Wed, 15 Nov 2023 5:00 PM – 7:30 PMLocation: Chau Chak Wing Museum Image courtesy of KAE (Karakalpak-Australian Expedition) The Karakalpak-Australian Expedition has been excavating at the massive, fortified site of Akchakhan-kala since 1994. Work there has revealed …

In the Time of the Pharaohs: Egypt and the Levant in the New  Kingdom

Forthcoming Saturday Series NEAF is delighted to present its next Saturday Series, ‘In the time of the Pharaohs: Egypt and the Levant during the New Kingdom’, which will explore Egypt and its connections with the Levant during the New Kingdom. With the exciting upcoming Australian Museum exhibition, ‘Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs’, coming …

Recent excavations at Alambra: A Middle Bronze Age settlement in Cyprus

Dr Andrew Sneddon (Extent Heritage) Public Lecture: Wednesday 13 September 2023 The event will be held online on Zoom only Public Lecture Dr Andrew Sneddon has recently published the results of four seasons of excavation at the Middle Bronze Age site of Alambra in Cyprus. The settlement was destroyed by fire around 1700 BCE. It …

Middle Eastern Food Tour

Join Kate da Costa and Peta Seaton and experience Middle Eastern food and waresin our NEAF tour in the cultural heart of western Sydney! Saturday 16 September 20239.45am –2.30pm$95 (includes lunch ) Itinerary will be provided after booking To book: https://pay.sydney.edu.au/food-tour

Saturday Seminar Series: Ideology and Belief

Ideology and Belief Welcome to the June Saturday Series. This winter we are traveling back in time from early Islam to Chalcolithic Ghassul looking at manifestations of ideology and belief over a 6,000-year period. The series starts with an examination of theideology of the Ghurid dynasty in 12th Century Afghanistan and a case study of Late Antique Jerash exploring the interaction of politics, popular culture and the church. We will move on to the competing royal ideologies of Neo-Elamite Iran and the Neo-Assyrians, and the intersection of political power andits expression in the architecture in the Southern …


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