Founded in 1889, the Harvard Semitic Museum houses more than 40,000 Near Eastern artifacts, mostly from museum-sponsored excavations in Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Tunisia. We use these collections to investigate and teach Near Eastern archaeology, history, and culture. The Harvard Semitic Museum is one of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC).
From Harvard Square
The museum has created 3D models of some choice objects from its collections. This peg-shaped, stone figurine would have been placed in the foundation of an important structure as it was being built. You can view more of our models here.
- Watch students @Harvard create resin copies of Assyrian wall reliefs with Assistant Curator, Adam Aja… t.co/2ZnenZ0iXq
- Our Spring programs are live! We have some great public lectures lined up @harvard! t.co/7FCC7JSFRn t.co/y7moFoZNhL
- The seal of Ottoman Sultan Hamid Abdul II on a clock tower in Jaffa has been restored t.co/QI22Nblyu0 t.co/aa4lTAYK9f