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 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.
From Harvard Square
- The #CulturalFacilities Fund awarded us $100,000 for renovations and upgrades to our #Mesopotamian gallery. Thanks @MassGovernor! t.co/fj9sWYIDf1
- Digital Giza: Visualizing the Pyramids | Peter Der Manuelian @SemiticMuseum @metalabharvard t.co/kfGC8tHx6i t.co/p9LGjk5DvP
Tonight at 6! Adam Aja will discuss his team's groundbreaking discovery of a Philistine Cemetery. t.co/TzinevbIpB #Archaeology t.co/7XF8YL5v27