R.J. (Bert) van der Spek, emeritus professor of Ancient Mediterranean and West Asian history at the Vrije Universiteit (VU University) Amsterdam, specializes in the history of Hellenistic Babylonia. Presently he is working on an edition of Babylonian Chronicles of the Hellenistic Period (BCHP), here online, with the historical sections of the Astronomical Diaries to be added. They will be published in I.L. Finkel, R.J. van der Spek, R. Pirngruber, Babylonian Chronographic Texts from the Hellenistic Period (2020). He also is working on projects concerning the history of market performance and the history of silver and money from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Present.
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