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Mesopotamian Research at Cambridge

Mesopotamia at Cambridge


Current Research


Kilise Tepe

Archaeological research at the mound of Kilise Tepe in southern Turkey, at the western limit of the Assyrian empire in "Rough Cilicia". The final excavation season was in 2012 and the project is now engaged in publishing its results.


Tell Brak

Archaeological research at Tell Brak in the Upper Khabur plain of northeastern Syria has recovered evidence for one of the world's first cities and earliest civil wars.


Ziyaret Tepe

Archaeological research at Ziyaret Tepe, a Neo-Assyrian provincial capital, 60 km east of Diyarbakir in the upper Tigris region of southeastern Turkey.

Tell Brak Pots                  Excavations 2010            


Previous Research

Geography of Knowledge in Assyria and Babylonia

This research project studied the scholarship of Assyria and Babylonia by editing the contents of four ancient libraries as the Corpus of Ancient Mesopotamian Scholarship (CAMS), and by analysing their changing socio-political contexts.