Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR) is an archaeological research institution located in East Jerusalem. It is the oldest American research center for ancient Near Eastern studies in the Middle East. Founded in 1900 as the ''American School of Oriental Research'', it was renamed in 1970 after its most distinguished director and the father of biblical archaeology, William F. Albright. Its mission is to develop and disseminate scholarly knowledge of the literature, history, and culture of the Near East, as well as the study of civilization from pre-history to the early Islamic period. Today, the Albright Institute is one of three separately incorporated institutes affiliated with the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), the others being the American Center of Oriental Research – ACOR in Amman, Jordan, and the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute – CAARI – in Nicosia, Cyprus. In 1948, the then American School of Oriental Research, also known as the Jerusalem School, played a significant role in the discovery and identification of the Dead Sea Scrolls (see below). Between 1981 and 1996, the Albright Institute, together with the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, excavated at the ancient Philistine site of Tel Miqne-Ekron, one of the five Philistine capital cities mentioned in the Bible. With the appointment of the new director, Matthew J. Adams (2014), the institute is now engaged in the Jezreel Valley Regional Project, a long-term, multi-disciplinary survey and excavation project investigating the history of human activity in the Jezreel Valley from the Paleolithic through the Ottoman period.

Located in a 1920s-period building, now a Jerusalem landmark, the Albright maintains residential and research facilities including a 35,000 volume library, publications offices, and archaeological laboratories. Provided by Wikipedia
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Publications of Albright appointees : based on research at the Albright Institute, 1980-2000 /

: "Compiled by S. Gitin and H. Flusfeder"--P. 1. : 86 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.

Albright news /

: number 1 (November 1996)-number 7(2002)-number 18 Incomplete : Title from caption. : volumes : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm : Annual : Sara.lib

Published 2001
Publications of Albright appointees : based on research at the Albright Institute, 1980-2000 /

: Cover title.
"Compiled by S. Gitin and H. Flusfeder"--Page 1. : 86 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm

Symbiosis, symbolism, and the power of the past : Canaan, ancient Israel, and their neighbors from the Late Bronze Age through Roman Palaestina /

: xvii, 596 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 1575060817

Published 1995
Tel Miqne-Ekron : report of the 1994 spring excavations Field IISW : The olive oil industrial zone of the late Iron Age II : text, data base, and plates /

: "A joint excavation and publication project of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, one of the American Schools of Oriental Research, and the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (The Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Biblical Archaeology)." : xix, 264 p., [10] p. of plates, [52] p. : ill., maps, plans ; 28 cm. : Includes bibliographical references.

Published 1996
Tel Miqne-Ekron : Report of the 1985-1987 excavations in Field INE: Areas 5,6,7 : the Bronze and Iron ages. Text and data base (Plates, sections, plans) /

: "A joint excavation and publication project of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, one of the American Schools of Oriental Research and the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (The Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Biblical Archaeology)." : xii, 277 p., [8] p. of plates, 50 p. : ill., maps, port., plans ; 28 cm.

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