Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino per il Medio Oriente e l'Asia


The Centre works for the safeguarding and the enhancement of cultural heritage, with the aims of reconstructing historical scenarios and presenting the results of archaeological research to the public.

Projects


For half a century the Centre has been associating its name and that of the city of Turin to the historical and archaeological research, the enhancement of the cultural heritage and the preservation and restoration of the architectural and archaeological resources in several countries within the Mediterranean area – including Italy – and the Near and Middle East. Starting from the 1960’, the Centre has conducted field researches in Iraq on the sites of Seleucia on the Tigris, Choche-Ctesiphon, in the Tell Yelkhi area when the Diyala dam was built, in the Roman fortress at Kifrin on the Euphrates, at Khirbet Hatara, Hatra, Nimrud, Babylon. In Jordan it has carried out excavations in the Sanctuary of Artemis at Gerasa and the restoration of its propylaeum on the columned alley.


Safeguard of the cultural heritage


For half a century the Centre has been associating its name and that of the city of Turin to the historical and archaeological research, the enhancement of the cultural heritage and the preservation and restoration of the architectural and archaeological resources in several countries within the Mediterranean area – including Italy – and the Near and Middle East. Starting from the 1960’ it has promoted activities of study, restoration, testing and application of new methodologies in the field of cultural heritage. In Iraq, thanks to the presence of the Iraqi-Italian institutes for Archaeology and Restoration, the Centre has been playing an active role in the preservation of the historical and archaeological heritage of the country, even taking part in international salvage projects in the event of the creation of large dams. In the last decades, due to the conflicts in the area, the activities of the Centro Scavi have mainly been focused on...


Exhibitions and Conferences


Since 1963, the Centro Scavi has organized several exhibitions in Italy and abroad, collaborating on several occasions with the Civic Museums of Turin for the construction of permanent displays and temporary exhibitions. It promotes cultural initiatives (conferences, events, study days, training courses) and, on a regular basis, organizes meetings in Turin to present the activities carried out and the results of ongoing research to the public of the city.


Publications


  • Mesopotamia
  • Monografie di Mesopotamia
  • Mnème
  • Parthica
  • Catalogues
  • Conference proceedings
  • Miscellaneous

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