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febbraio 1st, 2014 - 15:23 § in Scavo e dintorni

First Class on Pottery. Prima lezione di ceramica

 Today I and Vincenzo attended our first lesson on pottery with Matilde Tibuzzi at the Laboratory Lab123 ( The purpose of the lessons will be to become familiar with the clay and then try to reproduce some vases and decorations that we find on th[...]

gennaio 29th, 2014 - 12:18 § in Iraq

The Archaeological Site of Ur. Il sito archeologico di Ur (Nasiriyah 4)

 We share with our Tell Kheiber friends the honour of living in a house located in the wonderful archaeological area of Ur, somehow protected by the spirits of our famous colleagues who dug in the site at the beginning of the last century.  [...]

gennaio 18th, 2014 - 15:31 § in Iraq

Visit to the house of the artist Kamil al-Musawi – Visita a casa dell’Artista Kamil al-Musawi (Nasiriyah 3)

 Here you find some pictures of our visit to the house of Kamil al-Musawi, one of the representative of the rich  cultural life of Nasiriyah. Ecco alcune foto della nostra visita a casa dell’artista Kamil al-Musawi, uno dei rappresentanti della ricca vita culturale di Nasiriyah.  [...]

gennaio 12th, 2014 - 19:37 § in Iraq

The Mandaeans – I Mandei –Nasiriyah (2)

 During our previous post we talked about a community of Mandaeans living in Nasiriyah. The Mandaeans are a religious group born in the South of Mesopotamia. Their original language was the Mandaic, a Semitic language that evolved from Eastern Middle Aramaic but now the Mandaeans speak the [...]

gennaio 9th, 2014 - 11:30 § in Iraq

Nasiriyah (1)

 Nasiriyah is the main city of DHi-Qar Governorate. The city lays on the Euphrates about 370 km southeast of Baghdad, near the ancient city of Ur. The estimated population in 2003 was 560,200.  [...]

gennaio 4th, 2014 - 15:00 § in Iraq

A Trip in Southern Iraq…Un viaggio nell’Iraq del Sud

 Iraq is a wonderful country, rich of natural and archaeological treasures. In the following posts we’ll show you several picture taken by me and Franco during some visits made in the regions of Basrah, Dhi-Qar and Maysan.  [...]

gennaio 3rd, 2014 - 15:46 § in Iraq

Solemn Celebration at Ur for the closure of the Faith Year. Celebrazione solenne della fine dell’Anno della Fede ad Ur

 Faith year 11-10-2012 to 24-11-2013. Anno della fede 11-10-2012 to 24-11-2013.  [...]

novembre 21st, 2013 - 09:00 § in Iraq

Weird Atmospheric Phenomena at Ur… Strani fenomeni atmosferici ad Ur…

 Weird Atmospheric Phenomena at Ur… Strani fenomeni atmosferici ad Ur…      [...]

ottobre 15th, 2013 - 19:24 § in Iraq

Attenzione prego, c’è una macchina che deve essere spostata… Attention please, there is a car that must be moved…

 This is the way cars are moved in Nasiriyah… Bravi shebab!  [...]

ottobre 7th, 2013 - 18:00 § in Scavo e dintorni

Craving for pizza… Voglia di Pizza

 As-salamu alaykum! We are in Iraq since only 2 weeks… and we are already craving for Pizza!! So, let’s try the Iraqi one!  [...]