Ancient Near Eastern Studies explores the history, cultures, and languages of the Near East (Western Asia) from the fourth to the end of the first millennium BC. During this time, the region witnessed the invention of the world's first writing, the rise of cities and empires, the codification of laws, and the birth of the earliest literatures and sciences.
The study of the Ancient Near East in Berlin dates back over a century, when when the first chair for Assyriology was founded in 1875. The Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the Freie Universität continues this tradition as part of the innovative scientific landscape of Berlin.
The institute offers international degree programs at the BA and MA level as well as dissertation programs. Detailed descriptions of the programs can be found here.
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