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Breton Langendorfer specializes in the art and archaeology of the ancient Middle East, with a focus on Iraq, Iran, and Central Asia. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where his dissertation explored connections between the depiction of city sieges in the Assyrian palace reliefs and conceptualizations of cosmic entropy in Mesopotamian myth and literature. Langendorfer’s current research projects focus on the visual cultures of the Iranian plateau during the 3rd millennium BCE, and the use of ornamental repetition, duplication, and fine craftsmanship in Achaemenid royal art. He previously taught at Brown University and the University of New Hampshire.

Professional Affiliations

College Art Association
American Society of Overseas Research

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Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Wesleyan University

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