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28.05.2014 News

18èmes Rencontres Sabéennes

The 18th edition of the annual conference Rencontres Sabéennes will be held in St. Petersburg on June 4th – 7th. The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts and the State Hermitage will host the conference dedicated to Piotr Griavnevich et Avraam G. Lundin on the occasion of their 85th anniversary. ...
13.05.2014 News

40th International Symposium on Archaeometry

The 2014 edition of the International Symposium on Archaeometry will be hosted by the Getty Conservation Institute and the University of California Los Angeles on May, 19th-23th. Examples and best practices from interdisciplinary research at the interface between the natural sciences, engineering...
25.03.2014 News

Scrittura, documenti e pratiche scrittorie in Arabia meridionale prima dell’Islam

The Southern Arabian, known in the ancient world as wealthy manufacturers of incense and other aromatic substances, were also skilled manufacturers of monumental works and, above all, of written documents. Their huge epigraphic corpus, which has more than 11,000 entries, is the largest collection...

14.03.2014 News

A port in Arabia between Rome and India

The Italian Mission to Oman began its excavation of the site of Sumhuram (in the area of Khor Rori in the Omani Dhofar) in 1997. The work of IMTO soon showed that the port had a much longer and more complex history than was previously thought. Sumhuram was founded at the end of the 3rd century BC...
7.03.2014 News

2014A archaeological campaign at Salut

Started on January 25th, the 2014A archaeological campaign at Salut and the Bronze Age Tower is coming to its conclusion (March 20th). Works at Salut further exposed the impressive mudbrick walls with stone foundations that surrounded the site during its earlier phase. Restoration of several...
1.03.2014 News

"Building" the museum: workshop

The workshop "Building" the museum is being held at the Museum of Frankincense Land in Salalah. Organized by Prof. Avanzini within the ERC-project DASI, the worshop involves experts in museology from European museums and archaeologists from several research institutions, as well as the members of...
12.02.2014 News

Visions of Oman: from Ptolemy to the Present

The seminar entitled "The Natural Heritage of the Sultanate of Oman: Field Science in Oman - Past, Present and Future" will be hosted on Tuesday 4 March 2014 by the National Field Research Centre for Environmental Conservation, Sultanate of Oman at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG),...
7.02.2014 News

Archaeological investigation at Sumhuram: SUM14A

Both archaeological investigation and architectural restoration are being carried out at the ancient site of Sumhuram. Excavations are being focused on the residential area and on the main square of the city, in front of the temple of the god Syn. Excavations in those areas are aimed at reaching...
21.01.2014 News

Collections in DASI

The DASI project is continuing the task that began with the MENCAWAR Project and the CASIS Project of digitizing and making available to scholars the South Arabian inscriptions preserved in several collections around the world, with a special attention to the still unpublished items. More than 200...
14.01.2014 News

Inscriptions from the southern Highlands of Yemen

The cataloguing of the vast corpus of inscriptions preserved in the museums of Yemen, carried out within the CASIS project, has yielded interesting and unexpected results. In particular, the two museums in Dhamār and the museum in Baynūn have provided an abundance of historical documentation that...
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