The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut néerlandais du Proche-Orient

14 Jun 2018 Symposium

Archaeology for peace

Ex Oriente Lux and Oriental Landscapes (Leiden) organize “Archaeology for peace” conference and exhibition

EOL event Saturday June 23 2018

Organisers: Ex Oriente Lux and Oriental Landscapes

Venue: National Museum of Antiquities (RMO), Leiden

Entrance: free of charge



Exhibition Urkesh 10.00-16.30
Conference Archaeology for Peace 14.30-16.30

Conference lectures:

Dealing with endangered cultural heritage; the case of Tell Balata, Palestine.

Dr. Gerrit van der Kooij in cooperation with Dr. Monique van den Dries

Faculty of Archaeology Leiden University


Archeology for Peace: The site of Urkesh during the war

Archaeology for a young Future: How an archaeological site can come to stand as a Symbol of pride in the past and of unity for the future.

Prof. Giorgio Buccellati

University of California, Los Angeles

Prof. Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

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