Assistant Keeper, Early Mesopotamia collections
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Sarah Collins is the curator responsible for the Early Mesopotamia collections (from prehistory to c. 1500 BC).
She is an archaeologist and has excavated extensively including in Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Since 2000 she has been the British Museum archaeologist at the excavations in Saida (ancient Sidon), Lebanon.
In 2007 Sarah was awarded the OBE for services to museums.
- Curator of the international touring exhibition The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia
- Sidon excavation, Lebanon
- Ur concordance
- Various British Museum excavation projects since 1986, including excavations at Deir ‘Ain Abata, Jordan (1994 – 1998)
- Contributions to various British Museum exhibitions, including ‘Splendours of Mesopotamia in Abu Dhabi, 2011
S. Collins, The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia, British Museum Press, London 2012
S. Collins, ‘Sidon in the time of St. Louis: Archaeological Discoveries of the 13th Century AD’ in Archaeology and History in the Lebanon, 34-35, 2012, pp. 415–432
S. Collins, ‘Sumer’ in Splendours of Mesopotamia, N. Tallis ed. TDIC, Abu Dhabi, 2011, pp. 25–65
S. Collins, ‘A Monumental Building at Sidon: Room 3, Context 971’ in Archaeology and History in the Lebanon, 24, 2006, pp. 106–13
S. Collins, ‘The Middle Bronze Age Tombs’ in K. D. Politis (ed.), Excavations at the Sanctuary of St. Lot at Deir ‘Ain ‘Abata, Jordan, forthcoming
S. Collins, ‘The Restoration and Protection of Iraq’s Cultural Heritage’ in Archaeology Abroad 2003, pp. 3–6
S. Collins, ‘Pottery from Middle Bronze Age II Cairn Tombs, Deir ‘Ain Abata, Jordan’ with L. Joyner in The Old Potters Almanack, 10/3, 2002 pp. 1–5