Deutsch Intern
Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Prof. Dr. Astrid Nunn

Expertise and Research Interests

Polychromy in the ancient Near East; iconography; the Levant in the Achaemenid period.


Curriculum Vitae

From WS 1977-1978

Student of Near Eastern Archaeology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Minors: Assyriology, Semitic Studies and Turkish Studies.

February 1986

Ph.D. under Prof. B. Hrouda.


Habilitation under Prof. M. Roaf.


Umhabilitierung from Munich to the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.


Collaboration with the Projekt „Kelainai / Apameia Kibotos and its Environs: Investigation of a Royal Palace in Phrygia“ (Institute for Classical Archaeology of the LMU).


Preparation of an online database of the „Mediterranean Collection“ of the Archäologische Staatssammlung (Munich).


Projects and research interests

Polychromy in the ancient Near East

Research Project «Polychromy of the Mesopotamian Stone Statues», with Prof. Dr. Rupert Gebhard, director of the State Archaeological Collection in Munich.

The Franco-German Figurines Project

With Prof. Régine Hunziker-Rodewald (Protestant Theology, Strasbourg University), projet du Groupe de Recherches et d’Études Sémitiques Anciennes (GRESA), „Les terres cuites féminines de l’époque du Fer II (1000 – env. 600 av. J.C.) à l’est du Jourdain“.

Iconography in Early Religions  

Iconism and Aniconism in the Cult of the Ancient Near East


The Levant in the Achaemenid Period