The cuneiform archives of Tell Mardikh / Ebla (end of the 24th century BC), mainly excavated during the 1970s, feature prominently among the most important Near Eastern discoveries of the 20th century. In this seminar, M. Bonechi will develop a historical approach. The first lecture will address the most important aspects of the discovery of the archives of Ebla and suggest the main avenues of future research. The second lecture will focus more specifically on the present state of art and will provide a detailed overview of the various textual typologies and their problematic features. The third lecture will discuss how Ancient Near Eastern studies have been transformed by the Ebla findings.
Ebla 1 – Aftermath. 50 years since the big surprise
Ebla 2 – Times are changing. The limits of what we presently know
Ebla 3 – Prequel. Or: she came in through the Ancient Near Eastern bathroom window
13.05.2019 | 16:00 - 18:00
Institut für Altorientalistik