Articles tagged with: Iraq

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

30 January 2017

Fourth Italian Archaeological Campaign at Tulul al Baqarat

Fourth Italian Archaeological Campaign at Tulul al Baqarat

Fourth Campaign (November 14  - December 15, 2016)

The 2016 Fall Campaign has foreseen the opening of some trenches and soundings on the main mound of the area of Tulul al Baqarat (TB1), both iin the area of the main building on top of the hill, excavated by Iraqi archaeologists in 2008-2010, and in the southern lower area of the tell. Thanks to the collaboration with ME.S.A s.r.l., the area of TB1 was recorded with a laser scanner FARO Focus 3D X330.

In Baghdad, training courses at the Iraqi-Italian Institute for Archaeological Sciences were inaugurated, with workshops and seminaries on methodology and presentation of some research projects. Training courses will resume in Spring 2017. 


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

14 April 2016

Chi ha diritto alla Cultura?

Chi ha diritto alla Cultura?

La situazione dei beni archeologici in Iraq e Siria

The Roma Conference "Chi ha diritto alla cultura" (April, 16, ex Dogana, via dello Scalo di San Lorenzo 10) deals with the situation of the archaeological heritage in Syria and Iraq. Concerning this latter state, some papers present the most recent Italian interventions in restoration and archaeological activities.


For the detailed program of the seminars, download the following document.:

Conference program [PDF]


For more information on the mission, see:

Projects - Iraq

12 April 2016

Italian Archaeological Mission at Tulul al Baqarat

Italian Archaeological Mission at Tulul al Baqarat

Third Campaign (April 1- June 2, 2016)

Works at Tulul al Baqarat continue with the preliminary survey of the archaeological district, the opening of soundings, and the study of the materials from the survey and the excavation.


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

03 April 2016

The Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Baghdad re-open

The Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Baghdad re-open

The Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Baghdad reopen

After having being closed for more than 10 years, the Iraqi-Italian Institute of Archaeological Sciences and the Iraqi-Italian Centre for the Restoration of Monuments reopened Monday, April 4. The new headquarters is located in front of the Qushlah, the Ottoman military quarter close to the historical suq of Baghdad. The building dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. It has been renovated in order to host the archaeological police, the directorate of the Iraqi Antiquities and the Italian institution that, together with the CRAST, will organize research project, cultural events and training courses.


For more information about history and past activities of the institutes, see:

Safeguard Cultural Heritage - The Iraqi-Italian Institutes

Safeguard Cultural Heritage - The Activities of the Institutes

20 October 2015

Italian Archaeological Mission at Tulul al Baqarat

Italian Archaeological Mission at Tulul al Baqarat

Second Campaign (October 3-29, 2015)

Works at Tulul al Baqarat continue with the preliminary survey of the archaeological district. Main goal of the campaign is to recognize the most ancient occupational phases of the area.


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

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