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Rick Hauser's study of the figurines from the Royal Storehouse at ancient Urkesh is in press and will be published shortly.


Click here for a publication notice.

*This striking image of a pouncing lion is by Nicholas Brandt.
Compare the musculature of Nick's lion with that
of the terracotta figurine
from the Urkesh corpus.

The excavations at Tell Mozan in Northern Syria have been documented in a first-person documentary, UNWRAPPING URKESH : The Discovery of a Buried City .

This film is resolutely personal –– there is no narrator and excavators speak straight to camera and to the viewer. In this sense, the film is like "popular science," but unlike much archaeological filmmaking on television today. Here's a link.