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Palestinian Territory (10)
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Lebanon (2)
Jordan (37)
Jerusalem (7)
Israel (60)
Iraq (17)
Iran (31)
Cyprus (25)
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Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project

A multi-year excavation and survey project aimed at defining archaeological correlates of ancient imperialism, colonialism and culture contact in the Mesopotamian frontier zone.

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The Joint Prehistoric Project

The Joint Prehistoric Project comprises several archaeological expeditions in Iraq, Iran, and Turkey dating from 1947. All of these separate excavations, however, sought the solution to a general problem: "How are we to understand those great changes in mankind's way of life which attended the first appearance of the settled village-farming community?"

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The Jazira Project

Report of the Oriental Institute's geomorphological projects within the Jazira of Syria, Turkey and Iraq.

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Oriental Institute Museum: Mesopotamia

Images and descriptions of objects in the University of Chicago center's collection.

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Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamia

A description including: emergence, excavation, discovery and decipherment, reconstructing history, and a table of Mesopotamian chronology.

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History of the Ancient Near East

Mark McDonald provides information and links on the archaeological sites of the region from Turkey to Southwestern Iran.

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Archaeology in the Levant

The University of California San Diego reports on its projects in Israel and Jordan.

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Archaeologists Excavate Monastery to Reveal Gaza Strip's Ancient Lineage

From Ekathimerini, away from the ongoing violence, researchers uncover the vestiges of Palestine's Byzantine past.

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