Faculty members from Emory University and curators from the Carlos Museum lead archaeological digs in Greece, Azerbaijan, Israel, and Egypt. Follow their work on iSites, a series of blogs from the excavation sites that chronicle the daily activity.
Hilary Gopnik, principal scientist and lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, will resume her excavations at Oğlanqala, Azerbaijan from June 20 to July 31, 2014. Teams from Emory and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a number of specialists from other institutions, will conduct survey and excavation of the lower town, which lies in the valley below the Iron Age palace/fortress excavated in previous seasons. By exploring the town where the farmers, shepherds, and craftspeople who sustained the elites living in the citadel lived, we hope to discover more about how people in the Iron Age managed to negotiate the complexities of urban life. FOLLOW THE BLOG
In January and February 2014, the Carlos Museum's Peter Lacovara, Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art and Diana Patch, Associate Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum, will contine excavations at the site of Malqata, the palace-city of Amenhotep III (1390-1353 BC) and, later, a residence of the young Tutankhamen.
Support for this project was generously given by
Sofi and Joseph A. Lewis.