The International Conference on Cuneiform Studies, held in Paris from May 25 to 26, became a platform for Iraq to present its valuable ancient heritage and artifacts. The conference, hosted by the esteemed Collège de France, delved into the exploration of cuneiform archives from the ancient Babylonian era, spanning over a century of scholarly research and publications.
Iraq’s Archaeological Contributions
The International Conference on Cuneiform Studies, currently taking place in Paris, has provided Iraq with an invaluable opportunity to showcase its rich ancient heritage and artifacts. As a country steeped in history, Iraq holds a significant place in the study of cuneiform script and its associated archaeological findings. The conference, hosted by the prestigious Collège de France, has become a forum for experts, scholars, and enthusiasts to delve into the exploration of cuneiform archives from the ancient Babylonian era.
Dr. Laith Majid Hussein, the President of the General Board of Antiquities and Heritage in Iraq, expressed his delight at being able to present Iraq’s archaeological contributions at the conference. Recognizing the importance of the event, he stated, “The Collège de France has graciously hosted the proceedings of the international conference titled ‘Archives of the Ancient Babylonian Era – 140 Years of Publications and Scientific Studies,’ which took place on May 25-26 in the French capital, Paris.”
During the inaugural lecture of the conference, Dr. Laith Majid Hussein delivered a captivating presentation titled “Some Archives of Tell Harmal and Tell Dhibai Within Their Archaeological Context.” The lecture shed light on significant cuneiform findings from these archaeological sites, highlighting their historical significance and their contribution to understanding the ancient Babylonian civilization.
Unraveling the Mysteries of the Past
Over the course of the two-day conference, a total of 28 scientific papers were presented, unveiling groundbreaking research in the field of cuneiform studies pertaining to the ancient Babylonian era (2004-1595 BCE). Scholars and experts from various countries engaged in discussions, emphasizing the importance of these studies in unraveling the mysteries of the past.
The Collège de France, an esteemed French institution specializing in scientific research and higher education, hosted the conference. While primarily focused on scientific research, the Collège de France also provides teaching opportunities at the postgraduate level for researchers and doctoral students. This conference served as a testament to the institution’s commitment to fostering intellectual discourse and advancing knowledge in the field of cuneiform studies.
In conclusion, the International Conference on Cuneiform Studies held in Paris provided an invaluable platform for Iraq to showcase its rich ancient heritage and artifacts. The conference brought together experts, scholars, and enthusiasts to explore the cuneiform archives from the ancient Babylonian era. The event highlighted the historical significance of various archaeological sites and their contribution to understanding the ancient civilization. The Collège de France’s commitment to scientific research and education was evident in its hosting of the conference.