C. Brian Rose: Education in Ghazni
April 1, 2011 | by

Cutting ribbon of new girl's school in Ghazni
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Thursday's events fell into three groups. In the morning we attended the opening of a girls' school in Ghazni that had been funded by the U.S. Embassy and implemented by the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in conjunction with the Ghazi Department of Women's Affairs.

C. Brian Rose: Ancient Monuments of Ghazni
March 31, 2011 | by

With Omar Sultan, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture for Afghanistan, in front of the minaret of Ghazni
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Today was devoted exclusively to a tour of the ancient monuments of Ghazni, which stretch from perhaps as early as the Achaemenid or Persian period to the Timurid period in the early 16th century.

Today was devoted exclusively to a tour of the ancient monuments of Ghazni, which stretch from perhaps as early as the Achaemenid or Persian period to the Timurid period in the early 16th century. This trip required us to travel to all sides of the city. Although we advised at the beginning of the day that there was a chance of sniper fire, improvised explosive devices, and suicide bombers, we were extraordinarily well-guarded and kept out of harm's way.

C. Brian Rose: A Tour of Ghazni
March 30, 2011 | by

Brian Rose in body armor in Ghazni
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Early this morning we boarded a military helicopter and flew to Ghazni, nearly 150 km to the southwest of Kabul.

Early this morning we boarded a military helicopter and flew to Ghazni, nearly 150 km to the southwest of Kabul. The flight took us over the Hindu Kush mountains, which had been crossed by Alexander over 2,300 years ago. We're staying just outside of Ghazni at a PRC (Provincial Reconstruction Center), which contains a mix of Polish and American soldiers. Today's primary focus involved meetings with the governor of Ghazni province, and the plans for 2013 when Ghazni will be celebrated as the capital of Islamic Culture.

C. Brian Rose: The Archaeological Museum and Kabul University
March 29, 2011 | by

Omara Khan Masoudi, Director of Afghanistan's National Museum
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My second full day in Kabul featured two highlights: a visit to the Kabul Archaeological Museum and a lecture at Kabul University.

My second full day in Kabul featured two highlights: a visit to the Kabul Archaeological Museum and a lecture at Kabul University. We were guided through the museum by the director, Omara Khan Masoudi, whom I had met in Philadelphia in 2006 at the Archaeology in Afghanistan conference. The museum has been completely restored, and there were new cases supplied by Japan and the Netherlands as well as a functioning conservation laboratory. Among the new exhibits was one on Mes Aynak, the early Buddhist site near Kabul that occupies the same area as a Chinese copper mining operation. The objects uncovered in the recent excavations are extraordinary, including some unusual painted and gilded Buddha heads. The royal palace across the street from the museum still lies in ruins, as does the building of the Institute of Archaeology, but plans for the restoration of both are underway, and as I mentioned yesterday, funds have been raised to support the construction of a new museum building within the next few years.

C. Brian Rose: Notes from Afghanistan
March 28, 2011 | by

Brian Rose with Afghanistan Deputy Minister of Culture, Omar Sultan Rose
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C. Brian Rose, former President of the Archaeological Institute of America, shares his observations about Afghanistan during his current trip.

C. Brian Rose, former President of the Archaeological Institute of America, shares his observations about Afghanistan during his current trip:

113th AIA and APA Joint Annual Meeting
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America and American Philological Association
Start Date: 
Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 8:30am to Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 11:30am

Location:
Philadelphia Downtown Marriott Hotel
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
conference
CFP
Call for Papers: 
yes
CFP Deadline: 
March 27, 2011

Contact Information
Name: 
AIA
Telephone: 
617-353-8704

Location

Lower Pecos Rock Art Recording and Preservation Project
March 8, 2011 | by Author Angel Johnson, Carolyn Boyd, and Amanda Castaneda

Figure 1. The Lower Pecos is a cultural area defined by Pecos River Style rock art found in the canyonlands centering on the confluence of the Pecos River with the Rio Grande. Map by Kerza Prewitt.
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Brief Description: 
SHUMLA rock art recording experts describe the methodology for recording the threatened rock art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands in southwest Texas and northern Mexico.

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By Angel Johnson, Carolyn Boyd, and Amanda Castaneda
The SHUMLA School

Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) Joint Statement on Egypt
March 4, 2011

Brief Description: 
In response to the recent reports on the situation in Egypt the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) released a joint statement.

New York, NY—In response to the recent reports on the situation in Egypt the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) released the following joint statement:

Dispatches from the AIA - March/April 2011
March 1, 2011

Attendees at the gala enjoyed Peruvian-inspired food and the extraordinary architecture at Guastavino’s in New York City.
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Brief Description: 
A Toast to the Past; New AIA Award, Best Practices in Site Preservation, goes to Professor Giorgio Buccellati; AIA in the Lone Star State; AIA Award Winners

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A Toast to the Past

Ancient Culture–Themed Galas Raise Money for AIA Programs

A Message from AIA President Elizabeth Bartman about the Norton Legacy Society
February 25, 2011 | by

Dear Friends of AIA,
 
What is the Norton Legacy Society? Simply put, it is a means of donating to the AIA a portion of your estate upon your death.  Joining does not require expensive legal assistance or even a will, but can be as simple as designating the AIA as one of the beneficiaries of your IRA, your 401(k) retirement fund, or your life insurance policy.  Or there are other means such as a Charitable Gift Annuity or Lead Trust, which provide significant tax advantages to your heirs—why give your money to Uncle Sam?
 
Named for the founder and first president of the AIA, the Norton Society includes some of the AIA's most far-sighted supporters.  Each year we thank them with an exclusive and festive party at the Annual Meeting as well as other events.  Joining now is simple and will provide the AIA with a gift of inestimable value in the future.
 
You can learn more about the Norton Society and its benefits by calling the AIA at 877-524-6300 (toll free) or 617-353-8709, faxing it at 617-353-6550, or by emailing Jennifer Klahn at jklahn@aia.bu.edu.
 

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