"Last semester, students in Gojko Barjamovic’s general education course “Ancient Near East 103: Ancient Lives” touched the ancient past. For class credit, undergrads spent hours helping recreate plaster casts of ancient reliefs that once hung in the Assyrian royal palaces at Nimrud and Nineveh, territory in Northern Iraq today controlled by ISIL." See complete article and video.
Gojko Barjamovic is quoted extensively: "The details of daily life are amazing, but another scholar, Gojko Barjamovic, of Harvard, realized that the archive also offered insight into something potentially more compelling... Read the full article
"Near the end of the 19th century, the director of the Harvard Semitic Museum, David Gordon Lyon, turned to a kind of virtual reality to help him augment the museum’s teaching and displays. But the cutting-edge equipment of the day didn’t involve digital technology or flashy 3-D software. It involved plaster." Read article.
Joseph A. Greene, Deputy Director and Curator of the Harvard Semitic Museum, has been nominated as an institutional trustee for ASOR, The American Schools of Oriental Research. Click here for details. Congratulations, Joe!
Harvard and the Ancient Near East: The David Gordon Lyon Diaries
"While busy founding Harvard’s Semitic Museum, organizing several archeological expeditions to the Near East, establishing the Division of Semitic Languages and History, holding a sequence of prestigious professorships, and playing an outsized part in the life of the university, David Gordon Lyon (1852–1935) also found the time to write over 38 volumes of diaries." see complete article