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"Age-old enchantments" Harvard Gazette, 10/27/2015

October 28, 2015

"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.

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The old, made new: Refurbished Semitic Museum celebrates... Harvard Gazette, 12/18/2014

January 6, 2015

The old, made new: Refurbished Semitic Museum celebrates the past while reorienting for the future

The Harvard Semitic Museum opened at its Divinity Avenue location in 1903 on land bought for a dollar from a benefactor.

The sturdy, granite-trimmed, brick building was at the edge of a Cambridge demi-wilderness called Norton Woods. It was next to a residence that has since been moved to Ware Street. Further down was a boardinghouse for immigrant Irishwomen, who cleaned and made beds in Harvard dormitories....

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Semitic Museum honors founder - Boston Globe 12/18/2014

December 19, 2014

Semitic Museum honors founder in compelling exhibition

By Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

"Harvard University’s Semitic Museum, lately undergoing an exciting resurgence, was founded in 1889 by Professor David Gordon Lyon. A southern Baptist from Alabama, Lyon was a charismatic scholar of ancient Mesopotamian scripts, and one of Harvard’s more dynamic and vital figures in the late 19th and early 20th centuries."...

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Harvard and the Ancient Near East: Digital Pioneers @ Harvard

August 14, 2014

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...

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