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Byblos Workshop

Friday 9 December 2022
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden


9:00 Welcome at the Lipsius, Leiden University

9:15 Opening in hall 005

Shaping a unique city

9:30 The birth of Byblos as a sacred place and its pivotal role on the Early Bronze Age Lebanese coast – Michel de Vreeze

10:00 Secondary urbanization in Northern Lebanon and the role of ByblosFrances Pinnock

10:30 Coffee break at Lipsius (for speakers & participants)

Interregional contacts

11:00 The role of Byblos in the contacts of Old Kingdom Egypt with the Levant (c 2650-2160 BC) – Andrés Diego Espinel

11:30 The impact of Egypt on the rulership of Byblos during the Middle Bronze Age – Daphne Ben-Tor

12:00 Beyond the city’s walls: Exploring the position of Byblos within the geopolitical and sociocultural Late Bronze Age landscapeMarwan Kilani

12:30 Lunch at the Hortus Café (for speakers only)

Objects and identity

13:30 Hidden ‘memories’ from Byblos: Building the sacred space in Middle Bronze Age Levant and the relations with Egypt – Gianluca Miniaci

14:00 Anchoring in the temple: Tracing a transregional ritual practice in the city of Byblos – Constance von Rüden

14:30 Coffee break at Lipsius (for speakers & participants)

15:00 On the agency of beautiful things: Weapons in the Royal Tombs of Byblos – Bruce Routledge

15:30 Roundtable discussion with moderation

16:30 Possibility to visit the Byblos exhibit at the National Museum of Antiquities (free access)

16:30 Reception at the National Museum of Antiquities (for speakers & participants)

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