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Sema ceremony in Istanbul
Photo by Eric Politzer
Children in a fountain, Tel-Aviv
The Kaaba at Mecca
Jerusalem's Tower of David Museum
Photo by Dustin Farrell
Jerusalem street scene
Mural in Kurdistan
Bedouins, in Jordan
Mediterranean Sea and surrounding area
Recent Faculty Activity
Peter Manuelian's Anthropology 2022 students...
Peter Manuelian to edit new book series on Egyptology
Professor Peter Der Manuelian's Giza Project is featured...
Publication of a Festschrift in honor of Peter Machinist...
Additional faculty activities
May 27-May 30: NELC office closed for Memorial Day weekend
Congratulation to all our graduates!!!
May 26: Harvard University Commencement
Dr. Shady Nasser appointed Assistant Professor
Recent Student Activity
Daniel Majchrowicz recently published “Traveling for Reform...
NELC course Ancient Near East 103 in Harvard Gazette: watch video
Cian Power recently attended the International...
NELC at the American Oriental Society Meeting
Additional student activities
What is NELC?
It is a department devoted to the languages and literatures, culture and history, of the ancient, medieval, and modern Near East.
It is a department devoted to the study of the Hebrew Bible, its sources in the Ancient Near East, and the history of its interpretation.
It is a department devoted to the study of Islamic civilization, whether in Arabic, Turkish or Persian, whether in the Near East or in Africa, South Asia, or wherever.
It is a department devoted to the study of Jewish civilization, whether in Hebrew, Aramaic, judaeo-Arabic or Yiddish, whether in the Near East or in Europe, the New World, or wherever.