Recent Research at the Site of Lagash (Tell al-Hiba) in Southern Iraq
During the third millennium BCE, the city-state of Lagash was one of the most powerful states in Sumer. Excavations, from 1968–1990, revealed temples and elite administrative areas identified through royal inscriptions to the kings of the First Dynasty of Lagash. Beginning in 2019, the Penn Museum launched a new campaign of research at the site of Lagash asking questions about the structure and function of the city, the nature of the population, and the physical environment in which it flourished. After four seasons of work, the project director, Holly Pittman will report on exciting results and will outline the objectives of coming work.
March 21 at 6:00 pm
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