Betina Faist

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Betina I. Faist (* 1950 ) is a German ancient orientalist .

Betina Faist studied history at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires between 1984 and 1991 . She finished her studies with a master’s degree . The topic of the Spanish-language master's thesis was the analysis and function of speeches at Polybios . From 1991 to 1997 she studied Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the Ancient Near Eastern Department of the University of Tübingen . In 1998 Wolfgang Röllig did his doctorate with a dissertation on the subject of trade in the Central Assyrian Empire between the 14th and 11th centuries BC. Chr. Supported by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Tübingen Graduate College "Anatolia and its neighbors. Cultural interrelationships and the development of civilization from the Neolithic to the Roman Empire ”, she continued her research between 1998 and 2000 in Tübingen.

In 2000 Faist became a research assistant in the Assur project at the Free University of Berlin , where she worked on Neo-Assyrian legal and administrative documents from the Assur finds in the Berlin Museum of the Near East . She remained there until 2010 as an Academic Counselor to the Department of Assyriology of the seminar for Languages and Cultures of the Middle East of the University of Heidelberg changed. There she completed her habilitation in 2017 with the thesis Assyrian jurisprudence in the 1st millennium BC. Chr. And received venia legendi for the subject "Assyriologie / Ancient Near Eastern Studies". Since 1997 Faist has also worked as a philologist for the excavation in Emar , Syria, which is funded by the German Research Foundation .

Her research focuses on exploring northern Mesopotamia and Syria in the 2nd millennium BC. As well as Assyria in the 1st millennium BC Chr.

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