Archive for febbraio, 2014

febbraio 13th, 2014 - 09:12 § in Iraq

Lunch at al-Fayhaa Channel

 Ali al-Shayal is a very good friend of us. He is a film maker and the director of the Nasiriyah office of the al-Fayhaa TV Channel. Today he invited us to have lunch with him and his team in the office in the center of the city. We enjoyed an excellent food and a wonderful [...][...]

febbraio 12th, 2014 - 11:58 § in Iraq

Nasiriyah Pottery Laboratory

  Today we visited together with our good friend Amir Doshi the pottery laboratory of the Dhi-Qar directorate of education, directed by Qasim al Battat.  [...]

febbraio 11th, 2014 - 19:50 § in Scavo e dintorni

A Taxy Tale on Woolley

  Today we took a Taxy and from the taxy-driver we heard an amazing story. He told us that his family is from Ur and his grandfather had worked with Leonard Woolley in the excavation of Ur. He had a very good eye for ancient objects and decided to make some money out of it! [...][...]

febbraio 5th, 2014 - 11:39 § in Iraq

Nasiriyah café of intellectuals and artists (Nasiriyah 5)

  We arrived very late yesterday in Nasiriyah, after several hours spent in Istanbul airport waiting for our flight to Basrah. After our arrival in the Urk (Uruk) hotel and a rest of one hour, we met our friends for a thé in the coffee in Habubi Street, where the intellectuals of Nasiriyah use[...]

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[...]