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Our thoughts are with all those who are suffering in the Israel and Gaza conflict.  We are anguished by the harm to all innocent people, and hold out hope that international humanitarian norms and laws will be respected towards a lasting peace.

The British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) was founded in 1988 to promote study of the archaeology, languages, and history of the Ancient Near East and provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of information on these topics.


It does this by organising an annual academic conference hosted by a different UK university or museum each year and attended by an international body of students and researchers, publishing an occasional monograph series in collaboration with Oxbow Books, organising events for schools and sixth form colleges, and facilitating knowledge exchange via email, web and social media.

Upcoming and Past events

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10/5/2023, Online

The BANEA Annual General Meeting will take place immediately after the Rethinking International Collaborations online event

Image by Patrick Perkins

Batı Asya'daki uluslararası işbirliklerini yeniden düşünmek

إعادة النظر في مشاريع التعاون الدولية في منطقة غرب آسيا

10/5/2023, Online


Studying Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Middle East at University:
An Online Conference for 6th Formers

18/3/2023, Online

The purpose of this one-day conference is to give sixth formers an opportunity to explore what it is like to study ancient Egypt and the Middle East at British Universities...

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