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Harvard Semitic Museum

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Harvard Semitic Museum

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

  • Harvard University. Semitic Museum
  • Harvard University. Harvard Semitic Museum

Other form(s) of name

  • Harvard University Semitic Museum

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Description area

Dates of existence

1889-present

History

The Harvard Semitic Museum became a sponsor of the Lakes’ expedition to Van, Turkey, in 1939, joined by the Biblical Literature Department of Brown University.

“The Harvard Semitic Museum was founded in 1889, and moved into its present location in 1903. From the beginning, it was the home of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, a departmental library, a repository for research collections, a public educational institute, and a center for archaeological exploration. Among the Museum's early achievements were the first scientific excavations in the Holy Land (at Samaria in 1907-1912) and excavations at Nuzi and Tell el-Khaleifeh in the Sinai, where the earliest alphabet was found.”

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Control area

Description identifier

US LCNAF n 81053435

Institution identifier

DDO-ICFA

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

This record was created by Anne-Marie Viola on October 1, 2014.

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Sources

http://lccn.loc.gov/n81053435
http://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/about
http://viaf.org/viaf/135716773

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