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17.02.2017 News, Highlights

Arabia Antica 12

The ancient port of Sumhuram, investigated by IMTO from 1996, is situated about 35 km east of the modern city of Salalah, in Dhofar, the southernmost region of the Sultanate of Oman. The settlement was built on a rocky outcrop dominating the Khor Rori lagoon, about 2 km from the seashore. It site...
31.01.2017 News, Highlights

tourismA 2017

This is the third edition of “tourismA”, the international Exhibition of Archaeology organized by Archeologia Viva (magazine published by Giunti Editore). tourismA is addressed to public and private research institutions, parks, museums, tour operators and professional categories involved into the...
30.01.2017 News, Highlights

SUM 2016B preliminary report

The second campaign of the 2016 at Sumhuram focused on areas F, G and H. In area F, huge rooms with plastered structures, more ancient than the temple of Sin, in addition to the northern part of the building BF8 were unearthed. Investigations in street A43 have confirmed it was an important place...
17.01.2017 News, Highlights

SLQ 2016B preliminary reports

A further campaign of field work took place between September 17th and December 15th, 2016 at Qaryat Salut. The excavations were concentrated in the trench-6, with three deep soundings in the rooms located in the north-eastern area. The burials of the Islamic period on the northern area of the site...
9.01.2017 News, Highlights

Arabia Antica 11

The funerary field is particularly interesting and rich in stimuli allowing us knowledge of religious thought and art of ancient civilisations. Pre-Islamic South Arabia produced a large amount of objects related to this field and, among them, the funerary stelae are the most important for their...
31.10.2016 News, Highlights

Arabia Antica 10

In our collective memory there still lies the Queen of Sheba, her journey to Jerusalem to meet the wise King Salomon, or the Arabia Felix with its fame associated in the classical world with frankincense and other precious aromas. Nevertheless the history of the Arabia Felix, the country of the...
4.10.2016 News, Highlights

ʿAtaq Museum

The ‘Ataq Museum was built in 1981 according to plans drawn by the French Archaeological Mission at Shabwa. Most of the pieces were transferred to ‘Ataq from  the Museum of Shabwa in 1981-1982 and displayed by Rémy Audouin, as well as Alexander Sedov exhibited material from the...
19.09.2016 Highlights, News

Quaderni di Arabia Antica 4

After 20 years of research and excavation conducted by the Italian Mission to Oman, the ancient South Arabian port of Sumhuram is known in many of its aspects. The 4th issue of Quaderni di Arabia Antica is dedicated to the urban shrine, placed in Quarter A, the residential quarter. The diachronic...
31.08.2016 News

Ancient South Arabia: Kingdoms, Tribes and Traders

The international conference entitled Ancient South Arabia: Kingdoms, Tribes and Traders will be held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Wien) from August, 31st to September, 2nd. The conference is promoted by the Library, Archive & Collection: Information and Services, Glaser-Collection...
27.06.2016 News

From Yemen to Amelia

The Archaeological Museum of Amelia is housing the exhibition of a small group of bronze artifacts from the Military Museum of Sana. "From Yemen to Amelia" is organized in collaboration with the University of Pisa, in the frame of a larger event, involving the Association for Research into Crime...
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