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DUSANE: Dutch Symposium of the Ancient Near East 2023

Thursday 13 April 2023
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Main Hall

Nabu Na’id and Pleyte are proud to present the annual DUSANE symposium. DUSANE is a symposium centered around the Near East, organised by students from the archaeology study association L.A.S Terra’s subgroup Nabu Na’id and Oude Nabije Oosten study association Pleyte, sponsored by NINO.

This year’s edition will take place on the 13th of April in the Main Hall of the Faculty of Archaeology’s Van Steenis building.

Between every speaker, there is a break, so feel free to join when you have time or swing by for the lectures you are particularly interested in. Of course, drinks and snacks are provided throughout the symposium, and afterwards is an opportunity for drinks and post-symposium conversation.

We hope to see you there!



11.10 - 11.50

Dr Rients de Boer “The Discovery of the Lost Kingdom of Malgum”
12.00 - 12.40 Nirmal Rajah “Fossil Rock: The Legacies Surrounding Jebel Mleiha”
13.10 - 13.50 Mark Eertink “Sons of Female Dogs and Crazy Idiots: A Study on Old Babylonian Insults and Swear Words”
14.00 - 14.40 Keshia Akkermans “Death at Dunnu: Investigating Funerary Variety at Middle Assyrian Tell Sabi Abyad”
14.50 - 15.30 Dr. Lara Weiss “The Walking Dead at Saqqara: Strategies of Religious Interaction in Practice”
15.40 - 16.20 Prof. Dr. Peter Akkermans “The Stones of Sorrow: Bronze Age and Iron Age Tombs in Jordan’s North-Eastern Desert”
17.00 - 18.45 Drinks


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