Ancient Near East 103: Ancient Lives
Students in ANE 103, through music and taste connected with the ancients.
Barjamovic, a lecturer on Assyriology and instructor for Ancient Lives noted that the class demonstration with the musical instrument replicas sent a clear message that “music is one of the baselines of human existence. There isn’t a culture on this planet that doesn’t have music, and here we have the chance to hear a piece of it over a distance of 3,500 years.”
“It shows us,” Barjamovic added, “that what brings us together as essentially human can sometimes bridge even the chasm of time that separates us.”