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170Th Tobuken-ASNET Special Seminar "Cultural Heritages in Sumer: the most ancient city Uruk and the others"

【Date】June 30, 2017 (Fri.), 5:45-7:30 p.m.

【Venue】Main Conference Room (3rd Floor), Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【Speaker】Tatsundo Koizumi (Project Researcher, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Title】Cultural Heritages in Sumer: the most ancient city Uruk and the others

【Commentator】Atsumu Okada (President, Middle East Forum of Tokyo)

【Opening Address】Rahman AL-Jothery (Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of the Republic of Iraq)

【Closing Address】Tomoko Masuya (Director, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Abstract】
The speaker will report current situations of Uruk, Ur, and Eridu in the Sumer region of Iraq, which had been registered as cultural heritages by UNESCO in 2016, and trends of foreign countries’ archaeological works there. In addition, the speaker and the commentator will discuss how we, Japanese researchers, will be able to contribute to archaeological studies and other works in the Sumer region.

【Language】Japanese (summary in English)

【Organizers】
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo (IASA)
ASNET (Network for Education and Research on Asia)

【Supported by】
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Japan
Middle East Forum of Tokyo
Seminar of West Asian Archaeology in Waseda University