Activities and Publications

Restoration of bronzes from Yemen

Some interesting discoverings were made thanks to the ongoing restoration
The bronzes appear partly damaged by past improper restoration. The original patina has been removed, corrosive substances have been used to glue spurious parts to some artifacts. Indeed the bronzes, produced with the lost wax technique, turn out to have been manipulated along their lives. The curious reasons and the objectives of these manipulations are going to be jointly investigated by archaeologists and restorators.

In the Desert Margins. The Settlement Process in the ancient South and East Arabia

Michel Mouton and Jérémie Schiettecatte 2014, L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER, 334 pp., ISBN...
Ancient Arabia has promptly been pictured as a vast empty desert. Yet, for the last 40 years, by digging out of the sand buried cities, archaeological researches deeply reviewed this image. From the second half of the 1st millennium BC to the eve of Islam in East Arabia, and as early as the 8th cen...