Archaeology in Action!

Saturday 18th May, 10am-2:30pm, Vere Gordon Childe Centre, Madsen Building & online In support of National Archaeology Week, the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation (NEAF) presents a showcase of current University of Sydney Near Eastern archaeological fieldwork and research projects. Projects explored will include the prehistoric landscape of Arabia, the Hellenistic/Roman theatre at Paphos on Cyprus, …

Vale Dr Graeme Clarke AO FAHA (1934-2023)

Graeme Clarke was an impressively accomplished academic, teacher and administrator who dedicated a lifetime to the study of the ancient Mediterranean world through which Australia and, indeed, the global community benefitted. His death was a blow to many, including the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens of which he was a Council member from 1982 and …

The 2024 Anthony McNicoll Visiting Lectureship

Back to Lagash: New Investigations into an Early Urban Centre in Southern Mesopotamia Professor Holly Pittman | University of Pennsylvania 5:30pm doors for 6:00pm start. The mound of Tell al-Hiba in the Tigris drainage of southern Mesopotamia is among the largest of the urban centers of ancient Sumer. Understood to be ancient Lagash, the eponymous …

The 2024 Edwin Cuthbert Hall Annual Lecture in Archaeology

Professor Barbara Helwing | Thursday 11 April 2024Chau Chak Wing Museum | 5:30pm doors for 6:00pm start. The Museum of the Ancient Near East in Berlin is one of the major museums focusing on this field within the global north. Best known for the reconstruction of the bright blue Ishtar Gate from Babylon, the museum …

2024  Annual General Meeting 

The Council of the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation invite you to the Annual General Meeting followed by a public lecture.  The AGM and public lecture will be held in-person & online via Zoom.  AGM at 6.30pm | Lecture at 7.00pmWednesday 20 March  Public Lecture | Digging in the Desert : Life and Death in Ancient Arabia  | …

Egypt: 2023

This tour from Cairo to Abu Simbel provides a wonderful blend of traditional Upper & Lower Egyptian sites as well as exploring the several sites of Middle Egypt.Organised with Alumni Travel

New insights into the Archaeology of Lebanon: The Excavations at Tell el-Burak, South of Sidon, and their Middle Bronze Age and Iron Age Results

Wednesday 28 February, 6.30pm | This is a hybrid lecture What’s new in archaeological research in Lebanon? What can we learn from recently excavated sites for the history and culture of Lebanon? The lecture will address these questions on the basis of the excavations in Tell el-Burak, which were carried out by a Lebanese-German team from 2001-2022. …

Lectures

‘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). …

Contacts

Near Eastern Archaeological Foundation
Level 4, CCANESA Madsen F09, University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
+61 2 9351 4151 neaf.archaeology@sydney.edu.au