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Europe

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The Pisa research group has just begun to explore the European museums. The Arabia Antica team is searching for inscriptions and objects coming from South Arabia included in European collections of antiquities.

Lebanon

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The collaboration between the University of Pisa and several Lebanese institutions and companies, such as the Directorate General of Antiquities, the American University of Beirut and GAIA Heritage, allowed to begin the exploration activity of the archaeological and epigraphic heritage of Lebanon. The cataloguing of important Phoenician epigraphs and objects is still in progress.

Oman

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The Italian Mission to Oman is not only focused on the excavation of Khor Rori and Salut archaeological sites. Among its excellent results, there are also the study of the archeological findings preserved in the nearby museums and the transformation of the ruins themselves into archeological parks.

USA

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There are several collections of South-Arabian inscriptions and objects in the American institutions. Gathered by wealthy collectors or put together during official archaeological campaigns in South Arabia, they are mainly devoted to educational purposes of students and visitors.

Yemen

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The inventory of the Yemeni collections of antiquities is the result of a long-lasting and profitable collaboration between the University of Pisa and the Yemeni cultural institutions. The accurate survey of numerous museums allowed to enhance and disseminate knowledge, also by using information technologies, of this rich cultural heritage.

Virtual exhibitions

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This section of Museums is conceived as a virtual space for the exhibition of South Arabian artifacts arranged according to a particular theme. It will house both entire collections, such as those of the Bronze artifacts from the Military Museum of Sana, and thematic paths through artifacts actually belonging to different museums and collections.

Publications

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Publications related to museums include various types of catalogues. Among them the catalogues describing the entire south arabian collections of museums, those focusing on particular categories of objects, detailed catalogues intended for specialists and short overview for general public

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