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3D Model of the Sasanian king Narseh

3D model of one of Sasanian king Narseh’s high-relief busts belonging to the commemorative monument of Paikuli preserved at the Slemani Museum.

 

Reperti trafugati dal museo nazionale iracheno

L'Ambasciata della Repubblica dell'Iraq, con nota registrata il 29.05.2014, prot. n. 0031993, ha chiesto la collaborazione della Sapienza, Università per il ritrovamento e la restituzione dei reperti che risultano trafugati dal Museo Nazionale Iracheno dopo la caduta del precedente regime.

La MAIKI, coinvolta in prima persona nella salvaguardia del patrimonio culturale dell'Iraq, supporta e collabora con estremo interesse a questa importante iniziativa...

Press release on the presentation meeting of the activities of the the joint development project “Safeguard and Enhancement of the Cultural Heritage of the Region of Kurdistan in Iraq”

On June 23rd the joint development project “Safeguard and Enhancement of the Cultural Heritage of the Region of Kurdistan in Iraq” of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and La Sapienza University (Rome) was officially presented in Rome. The event took place at the same time as the final ceremony of the training courses for the Kurdish staff of the High Commission for Erbil Citadel Revitalization and of the University Departments of Antiquities of Erbil, Duhok and Sulaimanyah. Deputy Vice-Chancellor of La Sapienza University Professor Antonello Biagini, Iraqi Ambassador in Rome Saywan Barzani, and High Representative of the Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq Rezan Kader all gave speeches.

Presentazione delle attività del Progetto di Cooperazione “Safeguard and Enhancement of the Cultural Heritage of the Region of Kurdistan in Iraq”

Presentazione delle attività del Progetto di Cooperazione “Safeguard and Enhancement of the Cultural Heritage of the Region of Kurdistan in Iraq” e cerimonia conclusiva dei corsi di formazione per il personale curdo dell’HCECR e dei Dipartimenti delle Antichità di Erbil, Sulaimaniyah e Duhok (KRG, Iraq).

Lunedì 23 giugno, ore 9.30, presso la Sala Odeion della Facoltà di Lettere della Sapienza - Università di Roma,  Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Roma.

Italy for Cultural Heritage of Iraqi Kurdistan

The cooperation project “Safeguard and Enhancement of Cultural Heritage in Iraqi Kurdistan”, directed in 2012 by the Department of Sciences of Antiquity - Sapienza University of Rome, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has its origins in a long series of constructive scientific relations with the local counterpart.

The activities of the Italian-Iraqi joint mission, carried out in the provinces of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, begun  with a preliminary survey in Sulaimaniya, in February 2006. This way The Italian Institute for Africa and the East , IsIAO, was one of the first institutions to develope relationshipa with regional institutions after the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. This pilot project was funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the funds of the Iraq Task Force. In July 2006 a second mission was organized and, in accordance with the local authorities, the first research activities on this territory were planned. These activities started with an archaeological campaign during autumn 2007. During this period a group of Italian archaeologists, restorers and epigraphists worked as consultants and agreed with the Directorate of Antiquities of the KRG, the preliminary stages of the "Paikuli Project", in order to study, restore and the excavate the site of the memorial tower of Paikuli. At the same time the team worked on the reorganization of the inscribed blocks of the site of Paikuli in the Slemani Museum.

During 2007 and 2008 training courses of the duration of two months were organized in Italy. Eight members of the staff of the Museum of Sulaimaniya and ten members of the Directorates of Antiquity of Sulimaniya, Erbil and Dohuk attended these courses, organized by IsIAO in collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Ostia Antica. At the end of the courses several conferences were organized, for the dissemination of the results of the project, involving institutional authorities of the Kurdish Regional Government.

The years 2009-2010 mark an important step for the Italian Cooperation project. The activities carried out during these 18 months involved various aspects related to the training of local staff and the enhancement of the Kurdish museums and archaeological sites of the three provinces of the autonomous region.

Thanks to agreements with the local authorities such as the Ministry of Municipality and Tourism and the High Commission for Erbil Citadel Revitalization, it has been possible to articulate a series initiatives in various fields such as archaeological documentation, cataloguing, survey, conservation plans and GIS design.

Since 2012 the new cooperation project supported by the Department of Sciences of Antiquity - Sapienza University of Rome, is continuing all those activities which over the years have cemented the relationship between the two countries in the field of the  Cultural Heritage.


Salvaguardia e valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale della regione del Kurdistan in Iraq

Progetto condotto dal 2012 dal Dipartimento di Scienze delle Antichità – Sapienza, Università di Roma, su incarico del Ministero degli Affari Esteri.

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Missione Archeologica

La Missione Archeologica Italiana nel Kurdistan Iracheno (MAIKI) della Sapienza, Università di Roma, realizzata grazie al supporto del MAE-DGSP e al decisivo sostegno dell’Ambasciata Italiana a Baghdad e del Consolato Italiano ad Erbil, si propone lo studio dello sviluppo storico, politico e culturale della regione Curda in epoca storica, con particolare attenzione agli influssi provenienti dalle grandi compagini statali iraniche e agli effetti delle crisi che portarono al loro crollo...

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Paikuli Project

Il progetto scaturisce dall’esigenza di riprendere in esame uno dei più rilevanti monumenti della dinastia sasanide, il monumento di Paikuli, del quale si è fornita una nuova documentazione grafica e topografica e uno studio epigrafico e paleografico.

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Tutela del patrimonio culturale della Regione Curda in Iraq

Progetto realizzato nell’ambito dell’accordo quadro fra IsIAO e DGCS, 2009-2010

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