Articles tagged with: Tulul al Baqarat

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

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

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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