Archive for the ‘Iraq’ Category

luglio 4th, 2016 - 11:20 § in Iraq


    Before the beginning of the 6th Campaign of Excavation, we will like to thank our Iraqi Collaborators who work with us every day on Abu Tbeirah Site.Without their arduous job and dedication  all this wouldn’t be possible. Thank you not only for your work but also for making us w[...]

giugno 27th, 2016 - 08:00 § in Iraq


 The sixth excavation is coming… And this is for us the perfect opportunity to thank our Iraqi Colleagues and friend of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquity and Heritage that supported us during the last years. They enthusiastically supported our common project and are always of immense hel[...]

ottobre 12th, 2015 - 12:00 § in Iraq


 Modern name: Telloh Ancient name: Girsu Geographic coordinate: 31° 33′ 35.9928″ – 46° 10′ 11.9712″ 31.5599987° N – 46.169992° E Governatorate – District – Sub-district: Dhi-Qar – al Rifa’i – al Nasir Nearest City: About 20-25 kilometers[...]

ottobre 5th, 2015 - 09:00 § in Iraq


  Modern name: Umm al Aqarib Geographic coordinate: 31.621105°N 45.933446°E Governatorate – District – Sub-district: Dhi-Qar – Al-Rifa’i. Nearest City: Seven kilometers south-east of Umma and 30 kilometers west of modern Al Rifa’i. 30 km south-west of modern Qalat Sukar.[...]

settembre 28th, 2015 - 09:08 § in Iraq


  Modern name: Tell Jokha Ancient name: Umma Geographic coordinate: 31° 40′ 2.7515″ – 45° 53′ 15.6300″ 31.667431° N – 45.887675° E Governatorate – District – Sub-district: Dhi-Qar – al Rifa’i. Nearest City: 22 km ca. south-west from al-Rif[...]

settembre 21st, 2015 - 13:00 § in Iraq


  Modern name: Tell Ibzaykh Ancient name: Zabalam Geographic coordinate: 31° 44′ 11.3999″ – 45° 52′ 16.6800″ 31.7365° N – 45.8713º E Governatorate – District – Sub-district: Dhi-Qar – al-Rifa’i – Qalat Sukar Nearest City: Zabalam is [...]

settembre 12th, 2015 - 13:53 § in Iraq


 LE PALUDI Le paludi mesopotamiche o Paludi irachene sono una zona umida situata nel sud dell’Iraq e in parte nel sud-ovest dell’Iran e nel Kuwait. Si tratta di un paesaggio acquatico raro nel deserto, che fornisce l’habitat ideale per gli arabi delle paludi ma anche  [...]

settembre 7th, 2015 - 13:33 § in Iraq

Maysan-Part 2

 Today we will discuss the other sites in the region of Maysan, to have a general framework. Shrine of prophet Al Uzair The shrine of Al-Uzair, the Arabic for the Prophet Ezra of the Ancient Testament, is located 65 km from Amara. The importance of the shrine beyond the religious aspect is main[...]

settembre 5th, 2015 - 17:00 § in Iraq

Province of Maysan

 Introduction From the point of view of the Cultural Heritage, the Maysan Governorate shows two main kinds of cultural attractions for tourists: places of mainly religious interest, such as shrines and mosques, and historical remains. Obviously, also the sites of religious meaning have very oft[...]

agosto 10th, 2015 - 16:14 § in Iraq


 ZUBAIR Excavations of the ancient Basrah city: Given the heavy urbanization of this area, it is difficult to appreciate today the importance of the site from the historical and archaeological point of view. Recent excavation have brought to light buildings of the Islamic periods belonging to t[...]