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In Memoriam: Hans Goedicke

Hans Goedicke, professor emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. He died of cancer on February 24, 2015. A native of Vienna, Dr. Goedicke earned his doctoral degree in 1949 from the University of Vienna and then worked as an assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna. From 1952 until 1957, he […]


Communities of Style

Communities of Style

Communities of Style examines the production and circulation of portable luxury goods throughout the Levant in the early Iron Age (1200–600 BCE). In particular it focuses on how societies in flux came together around the material effects of art and style, and their role in collective memory.


Graduate Student Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Congratulations to Joshua Bowen, a PhD candidate in Near Eastern Studies researching Assyriology, who received a Fulbright grant to Germany. There Bowen will translate and contextualize more than 130 liturgical tablets from the ancient city of Kiš, which have resisted translation due to their fragmentary state and enigmatic Sumerian dialect. His work on this neglected Sumerian […]


Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art concentrates on the visual, material, and built aspects of the Ancient Near East from the fourth millennium BCE to the Hellenistic period. Presenting innovative theoretical approaches to Ancient Near Eastern art history, this volume will be of value to scholars of the Ancient Near East, as well as […]


Johns Hopkins Expert Discusses Ritual Public Drunkenness in Ancient Egypt

Earlier this week, Betsy Bryan, who specializes in the history, art, and archaeology of Egypt’s New Kingdom (ca. 1600-1000 B.C.), participated in a lecture series under the auspices of the California Museum of Ancient Art, where she spoke about ancient Egyptian ritual celebrations that centered around public drunkenness and sex.


Studying Archaeological Histories From Space

Worldview-2 satellite image of an oasis near Yanqul, Oman

Michael Harrower and Ben Zaitchick of the Krieger School use satellites to study archaeological histories. Read more and see the image in Johns Hopkins Magazine.


Mapping Archaeological Landscapes from Space

Mapping Archaeological Landscapes from Space

Mapping Archaeological Landscapes from Space offers a concise overview of air and spaceborne imagery and related geospatial technologies tailored to the needs of archaeologists. Leading experts including scientists involved in NASA’s Space Archaeology program provide technical introductions to five sections: Historic Air and Spaceborne Imagery, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Lidar, Archaeological Site Detection and Modeling. Each of these five […]


Prof. Betsy Bryan’s Dig in Egypt Featured in Arts & Sciences Magazine

egypt dig

“We were not expecting to find bodies,” says Betsy Bryan, professor of Egyptian art and archaeology. But this year – the 19th summer that Bryan has led Johns Hopkins students on an archaeological dig in Luxor, Egypt – bodies are exactly what Bryan and her students found. “We’ve been digging in this particular site for 6 years now, and up until this time we never found human burials. This year there was at least one burial in every square we dug.” […]


Video: Johns Hopkins in Egypt

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Watch a video of highlights from the archaeological dig and research conducted by Prof. Betsy Bryan and students in Egypt over the summer. Bryan, professor of Egyptian art and archaeology in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, led the research team and has done so every year since 1993, bringing the study of archaeology and […]