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USA, Chicago: Lecture: The Collapse of the Assyrian Empire and the Evidence of Dur-Katlimmu

Jan-08-2014 at 01:14 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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Dūr-Katlimmu
Ausgrabung in Tell Schech Hamad
USA, Chicago: Lecture: The Collapse of the Assyrian Empire and the Evidence of Dur-Katlimmu
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LECTURE:
The Collapse of the Assyrian Empire and the Evidence of Dur-Katlimmu
Oriental Institute - Membership Department
Oriental Institute - Breasted Hall
1155 E 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637 USA
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Join Hartmut Kühn, University Professor at the Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie for The Collapse of the Assyrian Empire and the Evidence of Dur-Katlimmu.

In historiography long thought to have vanished, the Assyrians prove to have lived on, as the archaeological evidence unmistakably demonstrates.
The collapse of the Assyrian Empire was the prelude to the end of the Mesopotamian domination of the Ancient Near East in 539 BC to be followed by the Persian hegemony. The metropolitan core region of Assyria laid waste, as is known from extensive excavations in the Assyrian capitals; neither the Babylonian nor the Median successors cared for a reconstruction program. But how did the Assyrian home provinces survive the collapse? This poorly known chapter of history is now elucidated by the long term excavations at Tell Sheikh Hamad (Syria), the Assyrian provincial centre of Dur-Katlimmu. In historiography long thought to have vanished, the Assyrians prove to have lived on, as the archaeological evidence unmistakably demonstrates.

Come early and take a docent-led tour of the museum galleries at 6:30 pm. No reservation necessary. Please meet in the museum lobby.

Questions? Contact the Oriental Institute Membership Office at 773-834-9777 or visit oi.uchicago.edu/getinvolved

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1. Lecture video and photographs

Jan-09-2014 at 09:01 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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Hartmut Kühne | The Collapse of the Assyrian Empire and the Evidence of Dur-Katlimmu

The collapse of the Assyrian Empire was the prelude to the end of the Mesopotamian domination of the Ancient Near East in 539 BC to be followed by the Persian hegemony. The metropolitan core region of Assyria laid waste, as is known from extensive excavations in the Assyrian capitals; neither the Babylonian nor the Median successors cared for a reconstruction program. But how did the Assyrian home provinces survive the collapse? This poorly known chapter of history is now elucidated by the long term excavations at Tell Sheikh Hamad (Syria), the Assyrian provincial centre of Dur-Katlimmu. In historiography long thought to have vanished, the Assyrians prove to have lived on, as the archaeological evidence unmistakably demonstrates.

USA, Chicago: Lecture: The Collapse of the Assyrian Empire and the Evidence of Dur-Katlimmu.
Oriental Institute Chicago, January 08, 2014.
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Professor Hartmut Kühn — University Professor at the Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie.
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Replica of clay tablet found at Dur-Katlimmu, graciously allowed to be examined by lecture attendees.
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2. Dūr-Katlimmu (Wikipedia)

Jan-09-2014 at 06:47 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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Ruins of the «Red House» of Tell Sheikh Hamad exposed by excavations 6th Century CE.
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Dūr-Katlimmu

Tell Sheikh Hamad (Arabic: تل الشيخ حمد) is an archeological site in western Syria on the lower Khabur River. It is the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Dūr-Katlimmu, which bore the Aramaic name Magdalu after the fall of the Assyrian Empire (7C BCE). The town may have been founded during the reign of Shalmaneser I and the name Dur-Katlimmu may refer to the limmu (an appointed royal official) Ina-Aššur-šuma-asbat son of Aššur-nadin-šume.

Excavations have recovered 550 cuneiform Akkadian and 40 Aramaic texts belonging to a senior guard of Ashurbanipal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C5%ABr-Katlimmu

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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