06 March 2019

Conference “Preliminary results of the 2016-2017 MI.ENLIL-ARAKHTUM survey”

Conference “Preliminary results of the 2016-2017 MI.ENLIL-ARAKHTUM survey”

On Tuesday, the 5th of March 2019, at 2.00 pm, the conference of Professor Abbas Ali al-Hussainy from the University of Qadisiyah took place in Palazzo Nuovo (ex sala lauree di Lettere, via S. Ottavio 20, Turin). The topic of the lecture was the presentation of the preliminary results of the archaeological survey carried out by Professor Hussainy in the al-Qadisiyah region in southern Iraq.

12 January 2019

Workshop - University of Udine

Workshop - University of Udine

Workshop
“Archaeological Landscapes of Mesopotamia between Prehistory and the Islamic Period (ALaM) Formation, Transformation, Protection and Enhancement”
University of Udine, 15-16 January, 2019

The International Workshop “Archaeological Landscapes of Mesopotamia between Prehistory and the Islamic Period (ALaM): Formation, Transformation, Protection and Enhancement” presents the results of some innovative landscape archaeology projects conducted by Italian universities (Udine, Milan, Turin, and Venice) and institutions. The CRAST participates by submitting the preliminary results of the ancient landscape analyses of the Mesopotamian archaeological areas of Tulul al- Baqarat and Seleucia.

11 January 2019

Symposium "Anatolia between the 13th and the 12th Century b.C.E."

Symposium

The Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino and the Dipartimento di Studi Storici of the University of Torino are the promoters of an international symposium organized by Professor Stefano de Martino on the subject of the transition between Bronze Age and Iron Age in Anatolia.

The symposium will be held on January 22-23, 2019 - Sala Principi d'Acaja Palazzo del Rettorato Via Verdi n. 8 Turin - Italy.

 Symposium program [PDF]

18 October 2018

Conference Dominique Charpin and Nele Ziegler Museo Egizio

Conference Dominique Charpin and Nele Ziegler Museo Egizio

On Wednesday, the 24th of October 2018, at 6. p.m. , a conference, organized by the Museo Egizio, Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino and Università degli Studi di Torino and focused on important current researches about the Mesopotamian area, will take place in the Conference Room of the Museo Egizio (Via Accademia delle Scienze n. 6 Turin, Italy).

Two lectures will be presented: Dominique Charpin (Collège de France, Paris) will hold a conference entitled "Recent discoveries about Old Babylonian Mesopotamia"; Nele Ziegler (CNRS, UMR 7192, Paris) will present a lecture entitled "Zimri-Lim's servants and the sick child".

Stefano de Martino (CRAST, Università degli Studi di Torino) introduces the lectures.

Conference in English.

Info: www.museoegizio.it.

04 October 2018

"Statues also Die" Exhibition extended until January 6, 2019

"Statues also Die. Conflict and Heritage between Ancient and Contemporary" Museo Egizio. EXHIBITION EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 6, 2019.
The exhibition, created by the reflections of four Institutions - Museo Egizio, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Musei Reali, Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino - is focused on the phenomena of destruction and preservation of archaeological and artistic heritage with particular attention to the recent conflicts in near-eastern area and presents significant ancient and contemporary artworks. The exhibit at the Museo Egizio (Via Accademia delle Scienze n. 6 - Torino Italy) is extended until January 6, 2019.

Opening times: monday 09.00-14.00 7 friday-sunday 09.00-18.30


Info, reservations and guided tours:

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20 May 2018

Symposium "Statues Also Die"

Symposium

Turin, 28th-29th May 2018

On Monday, the 28th of May 2018, and on Tuesday, the 29th of May 2018, the Symposium "Statues Also Die.

Destruction and Preservation in Ancient and Modern Times" will take place in Turin. The conference will be held at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo on Monday 28th and in the Cavallerizza Reale on Tuesday 29th and is organized by the Museo Egizio, Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino, Musei Reali and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

This symposium, entirely in English, is part of the exhibition project entitled "Statues Also Die. Conflict and Heritage between Ancient and Contemporary" that will be on display at the Museo Egizo until the 9th of September 2018. During the conference, a debate between scholars from different disciplines, about the destruction phenomena and preservation strategies of the cultural heritage in ancient and modern times will take place; these phenomena will be analysed through a multidisciplinary perspective, based on archaeological, historical, anthropological, museological and sociological interpretations.

Professor C. Lippolis will take part in the debate with a speech about the history of the Iraq Museum and the complex correlation between the politics and the heritage enhancement ("Birth, Fall and Renaissance of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad: Politics and Propaganda vs. Archaeology and Heritage Enhancement in Modern Iraq").


For the full program: Download [PDF]


To register: click here


 

09 April 2018

At banquet with the heroes

At banquet with the heroes

The book "At banquet with the heroes. The ivory furniture from the Square House in Parthian Nisa", by N. Manassero (with contributions by G. Affanni and C. Lippolis), has been published: born from the research project funded by the Shelby White & Leon Levy Foundation in 2012, it is the publication of a group of ivories from the Parthian period, found during the Sovietic excavations of the late 1940s in Old Nisa (now Turkmenistan). These are legs chairs, thrones, furniture or beds, with dimensions ranging from 5 to 70 cm in length, mainly worked on the lathe, almost completely devoid of figured decorations. Already known to the scientific community for over 60 years, but never adequately published (a single short article in Russian, dated to 1962, had little circulation outside the Russian-speaking countries), these materials now bring new hints for thought on their context of use on Arsacid ideology.

13 March 2018

News from the Lands of the Hittites

News from the Lands of the Hittites

"News from the Lands of Hittites" - Scientific Journal for Anatolian Research.

The Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino is promoter, together with the University Suor Orsola Benincasa, of a new electronic journal, provided with an international scientific committee and focused on the history, archaeology and philology of ancient Anatolia.

02 March 2018

"Anche le Statue Muoiono"

"Anche le statue Muoiono. Conflitto e patrimonio tra antico e contemporaneo" March 09 - September 09, 2018.

The exhibition is held in three different locations, Museo Egizio, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Musei Reali. Within this exhibition Egyptian, Cypriot, Greek and Roman artefacts, which have been intentionally damaged or reworked, both in ancient and recent times, sometimes for commercial purposes, are collected and displayed. The exhibit, moreover, features works by contemporary artists, mainly Egyptian and Middle Eastern, inspired by the systematic destruction of the cultural heritage realized by Isis-Daesh in Syria and Iraq. These works aim at the same time at suggesting a reflection on the role of museums. The Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino presents within this exhibition pictures of Assyrian reliefs from the Palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh (Museo Egizio), a video about the Iraq Museum at Baghdad (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo) and a video about the current project of excavations organized and funded by CRAST at Tulul al Baqarat in Southern Mesopotamia (Musei Reali).

Inauguration March 8, 2018 Museo Egizio 06.00 p.m. - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Musei Reali 07.00 p.m.

22 January 2018

Hellenistic Sealings & Archives

Hellenistic Sealings & Archives

Wednesday, 24 january 2018, Prof. Messina will attend a conference held at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, and give a lecture on "Hellenistic Sealings in Context. The City Archive of Seleucia on the Tigris", presenting some of the results of the excavation conducted by the Centro Scavi di Torino.

Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, Oude Turfmarkt 127, 09.15 am.


For more information: Fasti Congressuum

16 January 2018

1st International Conference on the Enhancement of the Archaeological Heritage in Iraq

1st International Conference on the Enhancement of the Archaeological Heritage in Iraq

On 20-21 January 2018, at the University of Kufa (Najaf, Iraq), Professor C. Lippolis will partecipate as speaker in the ICEAHI Conference related to the EDUU International Project (Education and Cultural Heritage Enhancement for Social Cohesion in Iraq). Throughout the conference, the ongoing archaeological, anthropological and environmental studies, which are aimed at the historical reconstruction of the ancient Mesopotamian landscapes, will be introduced; furthermore, the best strategies for the preservation, protection and promotion of the Iraqi cultural heritage, as well as for the diffusion of interest and awareness of its value within the local communities, will be analysed through a dialogue among different social sectors and professional disciplines. 

 

Conference program [PDF]

 


For more information: Conference ICEAHI

21 November 2017

Sixth Italian archaeological campaign at Tulul al Baqarat (MAITaB)

Sixth Italian archaeological campaign at Tulul al Baqarat (MAITaB)

Sixth campaign (September 22 - November 14, 2017)

The archaeological field activities focused on the two main mounds of the area. On TB1 two soundings have been opened on the eastern side of the temenos of the sacred complex, around the northern sector of the tell. To the side the Neo-Babylonian temple, an additional sounding detected the presence of a brick-flooring (most likely the top of the terrace) dated to the Early-Dynastic period. In this area, unfortunately, the structures have been long exposed and, therefore, strongly eroded by atmospheric agents; they have been also cut by the successive Neo-Babylonian reconstruction. On TB7, the sounding which brought to light a farmhouse on the north-western sector of the site has been enlarged. The limits of the building are not yet identified on the northern, eastern and southern sides, while on the western side an opened area with ovens and tannurs (an external production area) could represent a limit of this rather extended building. The dating of this complex is still to be pinpointed in detail, but, approximately, it could be positioned between the Jemdet-Nasr and the Early-Dynastic I-II periods. During the 2017 expedition, training courses that involved 22 Iraqi students and SBAH officials within the European Projects (Europe-Aid) EDUU - led by the University of Bologna and of which CRAST is a partner from this year - have been fulfilled. The training activities included excavations, surveys and cataloging/documentation practises on the field at Tulul al Baqarat (during the morning lessons) and a series of workshops (for example seminars, pottery drawings practises) held in the house of the expedion in Noumaniya.   


For more information on the mission, see: Projects - Iraq - Tulul al Baqarat

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