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Ancient Near Eastern Studies


Dr. Mikko Luukko

Research Associate in the “Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-Witchcraft Rituals”-project (directed by Prof. Dr. Daniel Schwemer), Lehrstuhl für Altorientalistik, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.
+49 (0)931 31 89919

Expertise and research interests

Assyriology; especially Neo-Assyrian letters and Akkadian grammar.

Curriculum Vitae

*22.03.1968 in Helsinki



Ph.D., University of Helsinki (title of thesis: Grammatical Variation in Neo-Assyrian)


Studies in Assyriology, general linguistics and Semitic and Arabaic studies at the University of Helsinki and the Free University of Berlin (1997–1998).


Since 09/2012

Research associate in the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft-funded research project “Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals” (directed by Prof. Dr. Daniel Schwemer), Lehrstuhl für Altorientalistik, Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg.


Research associate in the Arts & Humanities Research Council-funded research project “Mechanisms of Communication in an Ancient Empire: The Correspondence between the King of Assyria and his Magnates in the 8th Century BC” (directed by Prof. Karen Radner), History Department, University College London.

10–11/2005, 03–05/2007

Visiting lecturer at the University of Verona.


Research assistant in the project “The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project”, University of Helsinki.