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Temples, Households, and Collapse in the Heart of Nagar, 2600-2000 BC: Excavations at Tell Brak in Northeastern Syria

Temples, Households, and Collapse in the Heart of Nagar, 2600-2000 BC: Excavations at Tell Brak in Northeastern Syria
5 Bancroft Avenue, Earth Sciences Auditorium B142
Time: Mar 11th, 8:00 pm End: Mar 11th, 9:30 pm
Interest Categories: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), before 400 BCE, Archaeology
Lecture by Geoff Emberling, University of Michigan

The Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies (CSMS) is pleased to present

Geoff  Emberling, Research Scientist, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan

Temples, Households, and Collapse in the Heart of Nagar, 2600-2000 BC: Excavations at Tell Brak in Northeastern Syria


Tell Brak was one of the first cities to develop in the ancient Middle East and continued to be a major urban center for nearly 1,500 years. While excavation of the initial phases of urban development have been relatively well publicized, the same cannot be said about the re-emergence of Brak (ancient Nagar) as a regional power in the years around 2600 BC.  Nagar was conquered by the Akkadian empire around 2300 BC, which then collapsed abruptly around 2200 BC, leaving shattered communities in its wake.  Excavations in the heart of Nagar recovered a massive temple bakery that was burned, rebuilt, and burned again, along with houses that defined this area of the city. This talk will explore the history of an ancient Mesopotamian neighbourhood through the rise and fall of the kingdom of Nagar.

This event is free and open to all.  Registration is not required.  For further information, please contact the CSMS at (416) 978-4531.

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