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The Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino per il Medio Oriente e l'Asia

The Centre works for the safeguarding and the enhancement of cultural heritage, with the aims of reconstructing historical scenarios and presenting the results of archaeological research to the public.

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Projects

Projects

For half a century the Centre has been associating its name and that of the city of Turin to the historical and archaeological research, the enhancement of the cultural heritage and the preservation and restoration of the architectural and archaeological resources in several countries within the Mediterranean area – including Italy – and the Near and Middle East. Starting from the 1960’, the Centre has conducted field researches in Iraq on the sites of Seleucia on the Tigris, Choche-Ctesiphon, in the Tell Yelkhi area when the Diyala dam was built, in the Roman fortress at Kifrin on the Euphrates, at Khirbet Hatara, Hatra, Nimrud, Babylon. In Jordan it has carried out excavations in the Sanctuary of Artemis at Gerasa and the restoration of its propylaeum on the columned alley.


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Safeguard of the cultural heritage

Safeguard of the cultural heritage

For half a century the Centre has been associating its name and that of the city of Turin to the historical and archaeological research, the enhancement of the cultural heritage and the preservation and restoration of the architectural and archaeological resources in several countries within the Mediterranean area – including Italy – and the Near and Middle East. Starting from the 1960’ it has promoted activities of study, restoration, testing and application of new methodologies in the field of cultural heritage. In Iraq, thanks to the presence of the Iraqi-Italian institutes for Archaeology and Restoration, the Centre has been playing an active role in the preservation of the historical and archaeological heritage of the country, even taking part in international salvage projects in the event of the creation of large dams. In the last decades, due to the conflicts in the area, the activities of the Centro Scavi have mainly been focused on...


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Exhibitions and Conferences

Exhibitions and Conferences

Dal 1963 ad oggi il Centro Scavi ha organizzato diverse mostre in Italia e all’estero, collaborando in più occasioni con i Musei Civici di Torino per la realizzazione di allestimenti permanenti ed esposizioni temporanee. Promuove iniziative culturali (convegni, eventi, giornate di studio, corsi di formazione) e, con cadenza regolare, organizza a Torino incontri per presentare al pubblico della città le attività svolte e i risultati delle ricerche in corso.


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Publications

Publications

  • Mesopotamia
  • Monografie di Mesopotamia
  • Mnème
  • Parthica
  • Catalogues
  • Conference proceedings
  • Miscellaneous


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News

Letters from Baghdad

Letters from Baghdad

03 May 2017

Letters from Baghdad - The true story of Gertrude Bell...

Training courses in Baghdad

Training courses in Baghdad

03 May 2017

Training courses at the Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Archaeological Sciences in...

Fourth Italian Archaeological Campaign at Tulul al Baqarat

Fourth Italian Archaeological Campaign at Tulul al Baqarat

30 January 2017

Fourth Campaign (November 14  - December 15, 2016) The 2016 Fall Campaign...

De la tablette cunéiforme à la tablette tactile: protéger et étudier l'antique Mésopotamie en 2016

De la tablette cunéiforme à la tablette tactile: protéger et étudier l'antique Mésopotamie en 2016

05 November 2016

De la tablette cuneiforme a la tablette tactile: proteger et...

Ninive. Bilder aus Sanheribs "Palast ohnegleichen"

Ninive. Bilder aus Sanheribs "Palast ohnegleichen"

10 October 2016

Ninive. Bilder aus Sanheribs "Palast ohnegleichen", exhibition at the Martin...

Iranian-Italian Joint Mission in Khuzistan (Ninth Campaign)

Iranian-Italian Joint Mission in Khuzistan (Ninth Campaign)

01 October 2016

Ninth Campaign (October-November 2016) The 2016 campaign foresees the exploration of...

Heritage in Danger. The Centro Scavi Torino and the Requalification of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage

Heritage in Danger. The Centro Scavi Torino and the Requalification of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage

22 August 2016

Heritage in Danger. The Centro Scavi Torino and the Requalification...

ICOM, 24th General Conference of Museums and Cultural Landscapes

ICOM, 24th General Conference of Museums and Cultural Landscapes

04 July 2016

24th General Conference of Museums and Cultural Landscapes Milan 3-9...

EASAA Cardiff 2016

EASAA Cardiff 2016

01 July 2016

European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art, 23th biennial...

British Museum, V.G. Lukonin Memorial Lecture

British Museum, V.G. Lukonin Memorial Lecture

01 July 2016

Twenty-fourth Vladimir G. Lukonin Memorial Lecture, British Museum, 6 July...

10th ICAANE

10th ICAANE

24 April 2016

10th ICAANE 25-29 April 2016, Wien OREA, Institute for Oriental and...

Chi ha diritto alla Cultura?

Chi ha diritto alla Cultura?

14 April 2016

La situazione dei beni archeologici in Iraq e Siria The Roma...

Italian Archaeological Mission at Tulul al Baqarat

Italian Archaeological Mission at Tulul al Baqarat

12 April 2016

Third Campaign (April 1- June 2, 2016) Works at Tulul al...

Simbolo e gesto. La determinazione di genere nelle statuette fittili del mondo greco

Simbolo e gesto. La determinazione di genere nelle statuette fittili del mondo greco

03 April 2016

Simbolo e gesto. La determinazione di genere nelle statuette fittili...

The Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Baghdad re-open

The Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Baghdad re-open

03 April 2016

The Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Baghdad reopen After having being closed for...

Urban Cultures of Central Asia Conference 2016

Urban Cultures of Central Asia Conference 2016

31 January 2016

Urban Cultures of Central Asia Conference 2016 - University of...

Presentation of the book "Seleucia al Tigri. Le terrecotte figurate dagli scavi italiani e americani"

Presentation of the book "Seleucia al Tigri. Le terrecotte figurate dagli scavi italiani e americani"

31 January 2016

Presentation of the book "Seleucia al Tigri. Le terrecotte figurate...

The Ancient Near East from Torino to Leiden. 1st International  NINO-CRAST Workshop

The Ancient Near East from Torino to Leiden. 1st International NINO-CRAST Workshop

14 December 2015

The Ancient Near East from Torino to Leiden. First International...

A cycle of seminars at the Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon

A cycle of seminars at the Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon

02 December 2015

The director of the Iranian-Italian Joint Mission in Khuzistan, Vito...

Le missioni italiane in Turchia a cento anni dalla decifrazione della lingua degli Ittiti

Le missioni italiane in Turchia a cento anni dalla decifrazione della lingua degli Ittiti

01 December 2015

Le missioni italiane in Turchia a cento anni dalla decifrazione...

International Conference "Dialogue of Cultures on the Great Silk Road"

International Conference "Dialogue of Cultures on the Great Silk Road"

09 November 2015

International Conference "Dialogue of Cultures on the Great Silk Road",...

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