Sanctuary of Lot
The Sanctuary of Lot at Deir ‘Ain ‘Abata in Jordan final excavation
report was published by Jordan Distribution Agency in a association with the British Museum
Press in 2012. Copies can be ordered via HSNES.
ISBN 978-9957-557-04-1, Jordan Distribution Agency, Amman, Jordan.
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Inscriptions from Ghor es-Safi (Byzantine Zoora). This important volume
is the result of ten years of intensive studies on the newly discovered
funerary inscriptions from ancient Zoara/Zoora at the southeastern shores
of the Dead Sea in modern Jordan.
The book (ISBN: 960-7905-22-9) was formally launched at the Research Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity of the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, Greece on 19 July 2005. Copies can be ordered via Diffusion de Bochard – 11, rue de Medicis, 75006 Paris, France or via HSNES.
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Holy Footsteps across the Jordan. A Journey to the Ancient and Religious Sites of the Jordan Rift Valley.
Konstantinos D. Politis.
ISBN 2868/2010, Tourism Business Company, Amman
The World of the Herods and the Nabataeans
The World of the Herods and the Nabataeans conference held at the British
Museum, London in April 2001, was co-sponsored by the HSNES. Two separate volumes of the proceedings have now been edited by Nikos Kokkinos and Konstantinos Politis, the conference chairmen be published by Steiner Verlag. Copies can be ordered via HSNES.
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The World of the Neo-Hittite Kingdoms
(Trevor Bryce, Oxford University Press, 2012)
In the early 12th century, the Hittite empire collapsed during a series of
upheavals which swept the Greek and Near Eastern worlds. In the subsequent
Iron Age, numerous cities and states emerged in southeastern Anatolia and
northern Syria. They are now generally called the 'Neo-Hittite kingdoms'.
How and when did they develop? Why are they called 'Neo-Hittite'? What if
any were their links with the Hittites of the collapsed empire, and with the
biblical Hittites? What contacts did they have with the other states and
kingdoms of the age, notably the Aramaean states and the Neo-Assyrian
empire? These questions will provide starting-points for our investigation
of the world of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms. They will take us well beyond the
Neo-Hittites themselves to the broader Near Eastern world and the states
which dominated it during the Iron Age.
The book can be ordered directly from Oxford University Press.
Arab Christianity in Jerusalem
by Dr Raouf Abujaber, published by Gilgamesh
The history of the religious communities in Jerusalem is a long and
tumultuous tale. Arab Christianity in Jerusalem is a vital record of that
tumult, and a crucial document in resisting further turmoil ahead - a
personal yet highly scholarly record.
Tel: 0044 7753745252
"Dr Abujaber's command of sources ranges from oral anecdotes of
kinsmen...and even to excerpts he has chosen from (once unified) Jerusalem's
Telephone Directories which directly attest to the occupational diversity
and urban spread of Christian families throughout the space of today's
tragically segmented Holy City."
- From the foreword by Fr. Cather Carney Gavin
Volume 2 of the International Conference The World
of the Herods and the Nabataeans held at the British
Museum, 17–19 April 2001
ACOR Newsletter - Vol. 22.2 - Winter 2010
Survey and excavations in Ghawr as-Sāfī continued during January-February 2008 and
February-March 2009 in collaboration with the
Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies and
the Universities of the Aegean and Adelaide.
The project was jointly directed by Dr K. D.
Politis, Professor A. Sampson and Dr M. O'Hea.
Al Arab Al Yawm, Amman 9-1-2011