National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Irving Finkel

Affiliation: The British Museum

Philologist and Assyriologist Dr. Irving Finkel is Assistant Keeper of the Department of the MIddle East at the British Museum, and has been a cuneiform tablet curator there since 1979. He holds his degrees from the University of Birmingham, and is especially interested in ancient magic and medicine, all aspects of ancient cuneiform literature, and the history of the world’s board games. His recent publications include The Ark before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood (2014).  Dr. Finkel is an AIA Norton Lecture for 2016/2017.

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