2600 years ago, a provincial outpost of the Neo-Assyrian Empire on the Euphrates River, Kar Shalmaneser bustled with commercial activity: weavers, merchants, potters... soldiers. A private workshop has been excavated in the present-day village of Tell Ahmar, where archaeologists have found a number of clay figurines, both human and animal...
•How can archaeologists interpret figurines?
•Who created the figurines? Why?
•What purpose did they serve?
•What was life like for those who lived and laboured in the workshop of Kar Shalmaneser?
Join researcher Dr Victoria Clayton as she uncovers the meaning of the figurines for those who made and used them. Be challenged by this thought-provoking and innovative approach to the interpretation of these never-before published figurines. Unearth their makers’ story.