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novembre 20th, 2013 - 18:47 § in Iraq

A Sad Occurrence. Una triste ricorrenza

 On the 12th of November me and Licia participated, upon invitation of the Italian Embassy in Baghdad and in representation of the entire team of Abu Tbeirah, in the touching ceremony in memory of the Italians fallen 10 years ago following the car bombing at the base of the Carabinieri in Nasir[...]

novembre 9th, 2013 - 18:58 § in Scavo e dintorni

A Lesson in Anatomy… Una lezione di anatomia …

 Dr Mary Ann Tafuri, the physical anthropologist of Sapienza cooperating with our mission, holds a lesson for the staff of the SBAH and for the workers digging on the field. The importance of the study of the human remains and of the way in which inhumations are carried on (taphonomy), is hard [...]

ottobre 23rd, 2013 - 14:57 § in Iraq

In memory of a young friend. In memoria di un giovane amico

  Last February, when me and Licia were in Nasiriyah for the courses organized in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Baghdad, a group of young students of the College of Media came to visit us and asked whether it was possible for them to shoot a documentary film on our work in Abu Tbei[...]

ottobre 18th, 2013 - 11:24 § in Iraq

The Marshlands: A Day to Be Remembered for the Whole Life… Le Marshland: una giornata da ricordare per tutta la vita…

 With the help of our good friends Dhaher, who is in charge of our safety when we work in Nasiriyah, and Amir the team made on October the 17th an expedition to the marshes in the area of Chubaish.  [...]

ottobre 12th, 2013 - 19:42 § in Scavo e dintorni

Something to be very proud of…Qualcosa di cui essere molto orgogliosi…

  Yesterday, in the premise and under the auspices of the Writers’ Union in Nasiriyah, the Governor of Dhi Qar, HE Dr Yahya Al-Nasri, the Authorities of the Provincial Council and of the SBAH organized a ceremony in order to celebrate the two prizes, which the Italian-Iraqi Archaeological[...]

ottobre 4th, 2013 - 19:27 § in Restauro e conservazione

Italian Heritage Award!!!!!

 As-salamu alaykum! We are very proud to announce that the Iraqi-Italian Archaeological Mission at Abu Tbeirah won the first price for the Knowledge, Preservation and Managment of the Archaeological Heritage and also  the Grant assigned by the FIDEI SIGNA Onlus ( &[...]

ottobre 4th, 2013 - 15:17 § in Scavo e dintorni

The Visit of an Old Friend. La visita di un vecchio amico

 As-salamu alaykum! Today we had a very nice surprise in Ur. Our good friend Dr Mufid Al-Jazairi, Chairman of the Iraqi Cultural Support Association, and former Minister of Culture, came to visit us in our house of the Mission.  [...]

settembre 24th, 2013 - 15:33 § in Scavo e dintorni

Visit of the Dhi-Qar Region Governor. Visita del Governatore della Regione del Dhi-Qar

 As-salamu alaykum! Today we had a wonderful surprise: while we were scraping the surface of our area in the southern part of the Tell (we’ll talk about it in another post), we received the visit of the Dhi-Qar Region new Governor, Dr  Yahya al-Nasiri. We had the possibility to show our [...]

settembre 23rd, 2013 - 10:50 § in Iraq

A day in Nasiriyah. Un giorno a Nasiriyah

 Today we went to Nasiriyah for blood analysis in order to get the residence Visa. Here You can see some picture of the city and of our friends of the Hospital. They are always very kind with us!   [...]

ottobre 10th, 2012 - 14:48 § in Curiosità

Fuad e la cucina irachena

 Da buoni italiani caricheremo le valigie di caffè, pacchi di pasta e barattolini di pesto, che tuttavia si riescono a trovare anche in alcuni supermercati di Nasiriya….ma chiederemo al nostro cuoco Fuad di deliziarci anche con prodotti tipicamente locali.  [...]