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).
The Harvard Semitic Museum will be closed Sunday, October 9 and Monday, October 10.
From Harvard Square
- Our fall programs are live! We have some great lectures this season - t.co/NoCHCOlBtL #archaeology t.co/t4s1QzqKQr
- Ground breaking discovery of Philistine Cemetery by Dr. Adam Aja and his @digashkelon team - t.co/hS0bXyUAN2 t.co/SODcTNSJhX
- A big thanks to @HarvardMagazine for featuring our newly fashioned Ancient Egyptian throne - t.co/yS4Y9TXf21 t.co/uSSaTVlBbB
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.
- Finding the Northern Philistines
- Ashkelon 5: The Land behind Ashkelon
- Excavations at the Early Bronze IV Sites of Jebel Qa'aqir and Be'er Resisim
Transitivity and Object Marking in Biblical Hebrew: An Investigation of the Object Preposition 'et
- The Material Culture of the Northern Sea Peoples in Israel
Key to A Grammar of Akkadian