Conference proceedings

Cultural & Material Contacts in the Ancient Near East

E. FOIETTA, C. FERRANDI, E. QUIRICO, F. GIUSTO, M. MORTARINI, J. BRUNO, L. SOMMA (eds.), Cultural & Material Contacts in the Ancient Near East. Proceedings of the International workshop (1-2 December 2014, Torino), Firenze 2016

The volume contains the proceedings of the international conference held on the 1st and 2nd of December 2014 at the Rettorato of the University of Turin. This meeting was intended for young researchers working in the ancient Near Eastern archaeological, philological and historical fields. The publication, funded by the Centro Scavi Torino was edited by Near Eastern archaeology and art history PhD and graduate students from the Department of Historical Studies and by partners of the Centro Scavi Torino. The Scientific Committee responsible for the symposium and the publication was composed of Prof. C. Lippolis, Prof. S. de Martino and Prof. V. Messina. The papers included in this volume underline, through a multidisciplinary approach, the complexity and relevance of the commercial and cultural exchanges that took place in the ancient Near East between the 2nd Millennium BCE and the Parthian-Sasanian period. The leitmotiv connecting all the articles is an evaluation of the dynamics of diffusion of cultural and artistic influences, ideas and elements that became common within the ancient Near eastern context through trade, diplomatic relations and the movement of people and goods.

Archivi e sigilli nel mondo ellenistico

M.F. BOUSSAC, A. INVERNIZZI (eds.), Archivi e sigilli nel mondo ellenistico. Atti del congresso, Torino, 13-16 gennaio 1993 (Bulletin de correspondance hellénique, Supplément 29), Parigi 1996

The international conference brought the attention onto the information offered by the sealings ensembles of archival provenance as far as our knowledge of the archival practices of the Graeco-Roman world is concerned. The substantial evidence produced by recent excavations is a factual basis for the comparative study of the features of the findings within a wide chronological and geographic range, from Achaemenian Iran to the Seleuco-Parthian world, from Italy (Selinus) to Greece (Delos), from Cyprus (New Paphos) to Egypt (Fayyum), from Babylonia (Seleucia) to Central Asia (Göbekly depe).