Section 5: Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Date & Time: Thursday, 7.04.2016; 16.00–18.00

Location: University Main Building, room 139

Moderator: Peeter Espak (University of Tartu, Estonia)

Participants and papers (click on the title for an abstract):

  1. Boaz Zissu (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel) “Jerusalem and Judean Tombs and Burial Customs in the First Century CE”
  2. Vladimir Emelianov (St-Petersburg State University, Russia) “Religious and Philosophical Aspects of the Sumerian Proverbs”
  3. Krzysztof Ulanowski (University of Gdansk, Poland) “Communication with Gods: The Case of Divination in Mesopotamian Civilization”
  4. Maximilian Räthel (Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany) “Georg Friedrich Grotefend and the Decipherment of Cuneiform”