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A cosmopolitan city on the Arabian coast: the imported and local pottery from Khor Rori. Khor Rori Report 3

Alexia Pavan 2017 (with a contribution by Roberta Tomber), L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER, 398 pp., ISBN 978-88-913-1295-2

The ancient port of Sumhuram 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 was founded in the 3rd century BC...

South Arabian funerary stelae from the British Museum collection

Alessandra Lombardi 2016 (with contributions by F.E. Betti), L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER, 204 pp., ISBN 978-88-913-1126-9

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 (8th century BC – 6th century AD) produced a large amount of objects related to this field and, among them, the funerary stelae...

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 978-88-913-0680-7

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...

Preliminary report. Excavation at Khor Rori (SUM12C - SUM13A)

Preliminary reports from the Italian Mission to Oman, SUM12C - SUM13A, Vittoria Buffa 2013, University of Pisa, pp. 42

In the most recent years the archaeological campaigns of the University of Pisa at Khor Rori had two major objectives. On one side, the clarification of the planning of the city. With this objective, the work has been concentrated in the central part of the town, south of the Monumental Building 1...

The 5th and 6th campaigns of excavation at the Salut Bronze Age Tower (ST1)

Preliminary reports from the Italian Mission to Oman, ST1 12B - ST1 13A, Michele Degli Esposti (ed.) 2013, University of Pisa, pp. 36

After four campaigns of excavation, the main aspects of the general stratigraphy of the Bronze Age Tower at Salut are already known, at least partially. Nevertheless, the large extension of the site required further investigation in order to reveal more of its planning, as well as testing the...

Along the aroma and spice routes. The harbour of Sumhuram, its territory and the trade between the Mediterranean, Arabia and India

Alessandra Avanzini (ed.) 2011, MB VISION - BANDECCHI E VIVALDI, 127 pp., ISBN: 978-88-8341-476-3, 20 euros

From 1996, the IMTO mission of the University of Pisa has been working on the site of Sumhuram, in the territory of Khor Rori (southern Oman), since ancient times a region famed for the excellence of the frankincense it produced. This volume coincide with the conclusion of a project funded by MIUR...

Le sanctuaire de ‘Athtar dhû-Risâf d’as-Sawdâ’

Jean-François Breton (ed.) 2011, L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER, 224 pp., ISBN: 978-88-8265-707-9

This volume presents the results of the French 1988-1990 archaeological excavations in the extra-muros temple of as-Sawdâ’, dedicated to ‘Athtar dhû-Risâf. This is one of the few structures in the Jawf that underwent regular excavations, providing important chronological, architectural and...

Eastern Arabia in the First Millennium BC

Alessandra Avanzini (ed.) 2010, L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER, 247 pp., ISBN: 978-88-8265-568-6

This volume collects the proceedings of a conference on the Eastern Arabia held in Pisa in May 2008, exactly 25 years after the first congress of Lyon on the Persian Gulf "Arabie orientale, Mésopotamie et Iran méridional, de l'age du Fer au début de la période islamique".  The basic topics for a...

A port in Arabia between Rome and the Indian Ocean (3rd C. BC – 5th C. AD). Khor Rori Report 2

Alessandra Avanzini (ed.) 2008, L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER, 752 pp., Ill. B/N, ISBN: 978-88-8265-469-6

The port of Sumhuram was for many centuries a stage in the sea routes that linked Rome and the Mediterranean to Arabia and India. Since 1996, Sumhuram and its territory, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, have been investigated by the Italian Mission directed by Alessandra Avanzini. This...

Temples of Ancient Hadramawt

Alexander V. Sedov 2005, Edizioni Plus, 328 pp., 84 figs., 54 pls, ISBN: 9788884922113

For the first time, this work presents a systematic and comprehensive study of religious architecture in ancient Hadramawt, the most oriental state amongst the south Arabic kingdoms. It is one of the first general reflections in a disciplinary field which is still young in the general view of...

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