Black and white photograph of local people excavating a dig site

Colonising the past: the case of the Ancient Middle East

Local people employed to excavate the site of Kish, southern Iraq. Such photographs helped to present archaeology as a scientific practice but one that the foreign excavators controlled, helping to reinforce notions of colonial claims to the heritage of the Middle East. Article by Paul Collins, Jaleh Hearn Curator of Ancient Near East In 2018 […]