Carlo Lippolis is Professor of Archaeology and History of Art of the Ancient Near East at the University of Turin. He is specialized in the study of the spread of the Hellenistic culture during the Parthian period in Central Asia and in the civilizations of the ancient Near East. He is director of the scientific journals Mesopotamia e Parthica and the series Monografie di Mesopotamia. Since 2011 he has coordinated the restoration works of the Iraq Museum of Baghdad. He is director of the excavations at Parthian Nisa (Turkmenistan) and Tulul al-Baqarat (Iraq). For his field researches, in 2013 he was awarded by the President of Turkmenistan with the International “Magtymguly” Cultural Prize.