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Time and History in the Ancient Near East

Proceedings of the 56th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Barcelona, July 26th-30th, 2010

Edited by Lluis Feliu, J. Llop, A. Millet Albà, and Joaquin Sanmartín

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Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale

Time and History in the Ancient Near East

Proceedings of the 56th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Barcelona, July 26th-30th, 2010

Edited by Lluis Feliu, J. Llop, A. Millet Albà, and Joaquin Sanmartín

In July, 2010, the International Association for Assyriology met in Barcelona, Spain, for 5 days to deliver and listen to papers on the theme “Time and History in the Ancient Near East.” This volume, the proceedings of the conference, contains 70 of the papers read at the 56th annual Rencontre, including the papers from several workshop sessions on “architecture and archaeology,” “early Akkadian and its Semitic context,” “ Hurrian language,” “law in the ancient Near East,” “Middle Assyrian texts and studies,” and a variety of additional papers not directly related to the conference theme. The photo on the back cover shows only a representative portion of the attendees, who were warmly hosted by faculty and students from the University of Barcelona.

 

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In July, 2010, the International Association for Assyriology met in Barcelona, Spain, for 5 days to deliver and listen to papers on the theme “Time and History in the Ancient Near East.” This volume, the proceedings of the conference, contains 70 of the papers read at the 56th annual Rencontre, including the papers from several workshop sessions on “architecture and archaeology,” “early Akkadian and its Semitic context,” “ Hurrian language,” “law in the ancient Near East,” “Middle Assyrian texts and studies,” and a variety of additional papers not directly related to the conference theme. The photo on the back cover shows only a representative portion of the attendees, who were warmly hosted by faculty and students from the University of Barcelona.

56th World Congress for Assyriology and Near Eastern Archaeology, Barcelona 2010

Address (July 26, 2010) Prof. Joaquín Sanmartín, Chairman

Program

Opening Lectures

Time before Time: Primeval Narratives in Early Mesopotamian Literature Gonzalo Rubio

The Extent of Literacy in Syria and Palestine during the Second Millennium b.c.e. Wilfred H. van Soldt

Time and History in the Ancient Near East

Time “Pulled up” in Ashurnasirpal’s Reliefs Laura Battini

Akkadian and Aramaic Terms for a ‘Favorable Time’ (?idanu, adanu, and ?iddan): Semitic Precursors of Greek kairos? Daniel Bodi

Masters of Time: Old Babylonian Kings and Calendars Dominique Charpin and Nele Ziegler

Notes on the Neo-Assyrian Siege-Shield and Chariot Fabrice De Backer

Changing Space, Time, and Meaning: The Seal of Yaqaru from Ugarit— A Reconversion? Silvana Di Paolo

Time in Neo-Assyrian Letters Frederick Mario Fales

The Historical Preamble of the Talmi-Šarruma Treaty (CTH 75) and Some Chronological Problems of the History of Halap Daria Gromova

Magie et Histoire: les rituels en temps de guerre Cynthia Jean

Time and Again: Marduk’s Travels Erika D. Johnson

Time in Death and Afterlife: The Concept of Time and the Belief in Afterlife Dina Katz

Concepts and Perception of Time in Mesopotamian Divination Ulla Susanne Koch

Temps, mémoire et évolution des cultures aux époques archaïques: écriture du passé et listes lexicales Camille Lecompte

Time in Ancient Israel: Hebrew ?ôlam, Past and Future Baruch A. Levine

“Lange Jahre” und Lebenszeit bei den Hethitern Jürgen Lorenz

The Heuristic Value of E. de Martino’s Concept of Metahistory and Related Topics in Research into Mesopotamian Cultural History Alessandro Di Ludovico

“I Read the Inscriptions from before the Flood?.?.” Neo-Sumerian Influences in Ashurbanipal’s Royal Self-Image Natalie Naomi May

Mesopotamian Idea of Time through Modern Eyes (Disruption and Continuity) Àngel Menargues Rajadell

Temporalité et spatialité dans les rites de passage de l’Anatolie hittite Alice Mouton

Reconsidering the Categories of Time in Ancient Iraq Susana B. Murphy

“Internal” and “External” Evidence for a Reconstruction of Nuzi Chronology P. Negri Scafa

The Other Face of the Moon: Some Hints on the Visual Representation of the Moon on Third-Millennium b.c.e. Mesopotamian Glyptic Sara Pizzimenti

The Tuleilat al-Ghassul Star Painting: A Hypothesis Regarding a Solar Calendar from the Fourth Millennium b.c. Andrea Polcaro

The Monster’s Gaze: Vision as Mediator between Time and Space in the Art of Mesopotamia K. Sonik

A Time to Rejoice: The Egalkura Rituals and the Mirth of Iyyar Henry Stadhouders

Der Kalendar von Adab im 3. Jahrtausend M. Such-Gutiérrez

Divine or Human Creation of Time? The Issue of Time as a Factor Determining the Relationship of Man to God Krzysztof Ulanowski

Workshops: Architecture and Archaeology

Modern Architecture and Archaeology: The Case of the Hypothetical Reconstruction of the Neo-Assyrian Palace at Tell Massaïkh (Syria), 2007–2009 Jordi Abadal, Pedro Azara, David Capellas, Albert Imperial, and Miguel Orellana

Idea and Image: How What We Know Determines What We Want to Know Fernando Escribano Martín

Architecture and Ancient Near East in Drawings, Buildings, and Virtual Reality: Issues in Imagining and Designing Ancient and Modern Space Maria Gabriella Micale

Invented Space: Discovering Near Eastern Architecture through Imaginary Representations and Constructions Davide Nadali

Fragments d’arts mésopotamiens: aux origines des empires Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault

Reception of Ancient Near Eastern Architecture in Europe and North America in the 20th Century Brigitte Pedde

Assyrian Wall Paintings and Modern Reconstructions Paola Poli

Workshop: Early Akkadian and Its Semitic Context

Form und Datierung früher semitischer Lehnwörter im Sumerischen J. Keetman

Stativität und Perfektivität in den Ost- und Westsemitischen Sprachen Eulàlia Vernet i Pons

Workshop: Hurrian Language

A Hurro-Akkadian Expression for Changing One’s Testimony Attested in Nuzi Trial Records Jeanette C. Fincke

Hurrian Personal Names in the Kingdom of Ḫatti Stefano de Martino

Gedanken zu den Textstellen I:90 und III:30 in dem Mittanni-Brief? J. Oliva

Workshop: Law in the Ancient Near East

Historical Context and Social Theories: Its Influence on the Study of Mesopotamian Juridical Phenomena Eleonora Ravenna

The Importance of Time in Old Babylonian Juridical Texts Cristina Simonetti

Workshop: Middle Assyrian Texts and Studies

Sag mir quando, sag mir wann?.?. Stefan Jakob

Contractual Formalism and Zukunftsbewältigung in Middle Assyrian Agricultural Accounting J. Cale Johnson

The Eponym Ber-nadin-apli and the Documents Referring to the Expeditions to the City of Tille in the Reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I (1233–1197 b.c.e.) Jaume Llop

Die tägliche Speisung des Assur (gina?u) und deren politische Bedeutung Stefan M. Maul

Imperial Culture: Some Reflections on Middle Assyrian Settlements Aline Tenu

Varia

Tugdamme and the Cimmerians: A Test of Piety in Assyrian Royal Inscriptions Selim F. Adali

The Changing Approaches to History in the Neo-Assyrian Palace Reliefs Mehmet-Ali Ataç

Genres Meet: Assurbanipal’s Prayer in the Inscription L4 and the Bilingual Communal Lamentations Amitai Baruchi-Unna

L’incorruptible et l’éphémère: le miel et la glace, composants sacrés des boissons royales Daniel Bonneterre

Three Kings of the Orient in Archaic Ur Petr Charvát

Ilum-išar et Apil-kin: deux nouvelles inscriptions de Mari Laurent Colonna d’Istria and Anne-Caroline Rendu Loisel

A Few Thoughts about Late Chalcolithic Architecture and the Uruk Expansion in the Middle Euphrates Area Jesús Gil Fuensanta and Juan Manuel Gonzalez Salazar

Further Considerations on the Ankara Silver Bowl Federico Giusfredi

The Evolution of the Side Court House in Late MB Central and Southwestern Anatolia Fabrizio Giovannetti

The Role of the Sagga in Ur III Based on the Puzriš-Dagan Texts Jorge Hernández

Life Extension: Secondary Burial and the Making and Unmaking of Self in EB IA Rick Hauser

The Offering for the Ritual of King Seleucus III and His Offspring Yasuyuki Mitsuma

Some New Light on Pre-Sargonic Umma Salvatore F. Monaco

Settlement Patterns and Interactions in the West Bank Highlands in the Iron Age I Period: A New Approach Alessio Palmisano

Computational and Spatial Approaches to the Commercial Landscapes and Political Geography of the Old Assyrian Colony Period Alessio Palmisano

Eunuchs in Hatti and Assyria: A Reassessment Ilan Peled

Eridu Texts Giovanni Pettinato†

Les particularités d’emploi des signes cunéiformes à différentes périodes de la langue hittite Olga Popova

Recent Researches in the Erbil Region: 2010 Excavations in Kilik Mishik (Iraqi Kurdistan) Olivier Rouault

Wer war Großkönig I(a)+ra/i-TONITRUS der KARAHÖYÜK-Inschrift? Zsolt Simon

Identification of an Unfinished Statue Found in a Quarry at Karakiz, Yozgat, Turkey Dr. Ilknur Tas, Ömer Yilmaz, and Özlem Sir Gavaz

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