Man looking at a screen with a digital recreation of the area around giza and a pyramid.


The Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East offers a free annual lecture series open to the public. This series showcases new research presented by world-renowned scholars of the ancient world. Here you will find several of our most recent lectures, presented in full and unedited. Check out our calendar to find out about our upcoming lectures.

In the Field

The Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East sponsors archaeological field research into the complex societies of the Near East, with special emphasis on those ancient cultures related to the world of the Bible. Each year more than 100 staff, students, and volunteers participate in the Ashkelon Excavations (The Leon Levy Expedition). Here you will find videos recorded from the field by Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East Assistant Curator, Dr. Adam Aja.


The Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East has augmented its exhibit space by installing a digital display that highlights archived objects from its collection. These temporary digital exhibitions are presented at the museum near the base of the main stairs. Excerpts from these exhibits are available here.