Erbil: Research, Interpretation and Conservation of the World's Oldest City

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Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 (All day)
Exhibition: 6.00pm, Lecture: 6.30pm
Location: 
The British Academy

Erbil: Research, Interpretation and Conservation of the World's Oldest City - A lecture by David Michelmore, introduced by Dr John MacGinnis 

Erbil Citadel is distinguished from almost all other archaeological sites in that it appears to have been continuously inhabited throughout its 6,000 - 8,000 years of history, now illuminated by an extensive 5-year programme of archaeological, historical and architectural research initiated as a UNESCO project. This lecture commented on this protracted history and looked at the recording and conservation of the Citadel’s unique architectural and urban heritage. Prior to the lecture, from 6.00 pm onwards, there was an exhibition of Anthony Kersting’s remarkable photographs of Kurdistan in the 1940 and panels on the historic architecture and history of Erbil from 2200BC (courtesy of  H.E. Dr Kawa M Shakir, Minister of Culture and Youth in the Kurdistan Regional Government).

This event was co-sponsored by BISI and Gulan. 


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