Dr Bernhard Schneider is a Mesopotamian Archaeologist specializing in the sacred landscape of Southern Mesopotamia with fieldwork experience in Austria, Armenia, Georgia, Iraq and Syria. In 2021 he was the field archaeologist of the Chicago expedition to Nippur (Season 21). His PhD thesis (Innsbruck) concerned the archaeological evidence of the temple of Enlil, Ekur, at Nippur from a diachronic perspective. He was holding a post-Doc scholarship granted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) in 2020, during which he focused on the broader evidence of the Neo-Babylonian and Achaemenid period, which also led to an upcoming project studying the rural landscape of Southern Babylonia (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions COFUND with NCN Poland) at the University of Wroclaw (2024-25). In 2023 he will publish his first monograph concerning the first millennium BC ziggurat at Nippur.