Pavia, Biblioteca Universitaria
16th November 2017 – 13th January 2018
The exhibition on Nineveh, the Assyrian capital, opened on the 16th of November 2017 at the Salone Teresiano of the University Library in Pavia. The display included a series of photographic panels reproducing the stone reliefs from Sennacherib’s “Palace without Rival” at Nineveh. The pictures, already exhibited in Turin, Baghdad, Venice and Würzburg, were taken by the photographer Angelo Rubino on the occasion of the survey and study campaigns organized in 2002 by the CRAST in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism (MiBACT). The exhibition is an irreplaceable tool to spread the knowledge of these neo-Assyrian masterpieces as well as to raise awareness about the necessity to protect and preserve the Near Eastern archaeological heritage that has been recently subjected to brutal and extensive destructions.