Lina Meerchyad

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Lina Meerchyad Lina Meerchyad is an independent scholar of history, archaeology, and languages of Mesopotamia. Her recent interest focuses on researching museum collections related to Middle Eastern archaeology, art, and heritage. In addition, her scholarly work includes reading and interpreting ancient scripts including Arabic and cuneiform, and analyzing the iconography of the ancient cylinder and stamp seals of Mesopotamia.
Lina was the former Research Assistant at the Arab American National Museum and former Research Associate in the Department of Asia and the Islamic World and the Department of Collections Management at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA.
Lina earned two Master’s degrees, one in Archaeology and Anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook, NY, and the other in Ancient Middle East Languages and Civilizations from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. She has published an article on cylinder seals “Ancient Mesopotamian Seals in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.”

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