Ninevah's Halzi Gate and the Fall of an Empire; Constance E. C. Gane, PhD; March 30, 2015
The Kingdom of Assyrian, once standing as the most formidable power in the ancient Near East, struck both fear and terror in the hearts of all surrounding nations. Through the use of execution, deportation, exile, and terror, the ancient Assyrians left a mark which can be found at archaeological sites throughout the Near East. In her presentation, Gane presents the extent of the Assyrian empire while more specifically speaking on the rise and ultimate collapse of this once magnificent empire through the lens of its capital city, Nineveh.
Constance E. C. Gane (PhD 2012, University of California, Berkeley) has been involved in numerous excavation projects in the Near East. Over the course of 20 plus years of archaeological experience, Gane has had the privilege of working at some of the most well-known archaeological sites from the ancient Near Eastern world. Trained as a Mesopotamian archaeologist, and having worked extensively in northern Iraq, specializing on the archaeology of ancient Assyria, Gane has more recently been involved with the long-running excavations at Tall Jalul in Jordan (as part of the Madaba Plains Project), while also serving as both associate professor of archaeology and the Old Testament and curator of the Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University.
Archaeology, Lecture Series
History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Gane, Constance E. C. and Southern Adventist University, "Ninevah's Halzi Gate and the Fall of an Empire; Constance E. C. Gane, PhD; March 30, 2015" (2015). Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series. 30.