The series Monografie di MESOPOTAMIA is published by Casa Editrice "Le Lettere" – Firenze for the Centro Scavi di Torino and contains monographs on important themes on the archaeology of the ancient Orient.
MASSON M.E., PUGACHENKOVA G.A
The Parthian Rhytons of Nisa (Monografie di Mesopotamia, I), Firenze 1982
The finding of a large group of ivory rhytons in the Square House of Parthian Nisa (Turkmenistan) is the most extraordinary result of the archaeological expedition that opened a fundamental region of Soviet Central Asia to archaeological research and revealed significant documents of Arsacid art. The volume is a translation of the iconographic study originally published in 1956-1959.
DYSON R.H., S.M.. HOWARD
Tappeh Hesar. Reports of the Restudy Project – 1976 (Monografie di Mesopotamia, II), Firenze 1989
In 1976 The University of Philadelphia and the University of Turin, in cooperation with the Iranian Centre for Archaeological research organized a reconnaissance campaign on the site of Tappeh Hesar in NE Iran which had been investigated in 1931-32 by the Expedition of the University of Philadelphia. An archaeological, geomorphological and ecological surface survey and sounding for the control of the stratigraphy have been carried out.
The Sasanian Manor House at Hajiabad, Iran (Monografie di Mesopotamia, III), Firenze 1994
The volume contains a detailed report of the salvage excavation of a large architectural compound of the Sasanian period in Fars, the study of the structures of the palace, their sculptural and pictorial decorations, and the pottery findings.
The Seleucid and Parthian terracotta figurines from Babylon (Monografie di Mesopotamia, IV), Firenze 1995
The Author studies the ensemble of the Seleucid and Parthian terracotta figurines from Babylon preserved in the Iraq Museum, the British Museum and the Louvre Museum, pointing out the iconographic and stylistic features of this production within the general production of figurines in Seleucid and Parthian Mesopotamia.
In the Land of the Gryphons. Papers on Central Asian Archaeology in Antiquity (Monografie di Mesopotamia, V), Firenze 1995
The volume contains a number of studies on the art and archaeology of Central Asia in antiquity, attracting the attention onto several aspects of the history and culture of regions such as Parthia, Margiana, Bactria, Sogdia and Gandhara, within the complex phenomenon of the diffusion of Hellenism in Asia and its interrelations with Oriental cultures.
LE RIDER G.
Séleucie du Tigre, Les monnaies séleucides et parthes (Monografie di Mesopotamia, VI, Missione Italiana in Iraq, I) Firenze 1998
The Author proceeds in this volume to the publication of the Seleucid and Parthian coin findings by the Italian Archaeological Mission at Seleucia on the Tigris and on the light of a reconsideration of the findings of the American Expedition of the Michigan University in the same site.
R. MENEGAZZI (coord. ed.)
An Endangered Cultural Heritage. Iraqi Antiquities Recovered in Jordan (Monografie di Mesopotamia, VII), Firenze 2005
The volume presents some important archaeological materials – cuneiform tablets, figurines, glass and pottery vessels, ivories, metal objects - smuggled out of Iraq during the recent war which were recovered by the Jordanian customs Authorities.
Seleucia al tigri. L’edificio degli archivi (Monografie di Mesopotamia, VIII), Firenze 2006
This is the first final report of the results of the Italian excavations at Seleucia on the Tigris. It concerns the Seleucid Archives-building brought to light on the W side of the main agora and the dwelling structures built on its remains after it was destroyed by a huge fire.
INVERNIZZI A., LIPPOLIS C. (a cura di)
Nisa Partica. Ricerche nel complesso monumentale arsacide 1990-2006 (Monografie di Mesopotamia, IX), Firenze 2008
In 1990 the archaeological mission of the Centro Scavi di Torino started work in Old Nisa, one of the most ancient and significant foundations of the Arsacid dynasty. The book contains the final report of the excavations carried out from 1990 to 2006, also including the results of the studies and analyses made on the materials brought to light.
PANERO E. (a cura di)
La Maalga e i Porti Punici di Cartagine. Una cittŕ e il suo territorio dalla fondazione fenicia alla dominazione romana (Monografie di Mesopotamia, X), Firenze 2008
The book includes the results of three years of researches conducted in the Maalga and Punic Ports areas of Carthage. The field-work report is enriched with the contributions of experts on geophysics, topography and town-planning, producing a rich and various documentation.
Nisa partica. Le sculture ellenistiche (Monografie di Mesopotamia, XI), Firenze 2008
The Complex Archaeological Expedition in Southern Turkmenistan (Južno-Turkmenistanskaja Arheologiceskaja Kompleksnaja Ekspedicija), also known as JuTAKE, brought to light a number of important documents regarding the art of Parthian Nisa. This book collect all the fragments of marble statues known so far and filed by the Author in the National Museum of Ashgabat. These are precious evidences of the cultural interrelations originated in Asia after the adventure of Alexander.
Nisa partica. I rhyta ellenistici (Monografie di Mesopotamia, XII), Firenze 2010
This book focuses on the whole corpus of carved ivory rhytons discovered by the Complex Archaeological Expedition in Southern Turkmenistan (JuTAKE) in the so-called Square House of Parthian Nisa. The Author carefully analyzes the iconography and style of the carvings and proposes new interpretations on the origin and function of these remarkable objects, which can be considered as on of the most outstanding example of the eastern Hellenistic art.
Seleucia al Tigri. Il monumento di Tell ‘Umar. Lo scavo e le fasi architettoniche (Monografie di Mesopotamia, XIII), Firenze 2010
The second final report of the Italian excavations at Seleucia on the Tigris focuses on Tell ‘Umar, the main mound of the site. The study of the stratigraphy and the architectural remains allows the Author to recognize the ruined mudbrick substructures of a theatre, overlooking the main agora of the city in the Seleucid and Parthian times and connected with a small Mesopotamian temple.