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Annual Mallowan Lecture

Date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 -
18:15 to 19:15
Location: 
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

The lecture will introduce and explore the fieldwork of the last seven campaigns (2012-2017) undertaken by the Iraqi-Italian Archaeological Mission at Abu Tbeirah, Southern Mesopotamia, the first mission to engage in activities after the Second Gulf War in Iraq. Beyond a general introduction to the site and its environment, the talk will focus on the activities in the main excavated areas and on the results for the reconstruction of many aspects of the Mesopotamian daily life in ancient Sumer. The human and natural environment in the 3rd millennium BC in south-western Mesopotamia will be highlighted, as well as the strong connections of the material culture of the inhabitants of ancient Abu Tbeirah with the people of the Mada'in, who now live in the Marshlands in the south of Iraq. 

Dr Franco D'Agostino is a professor of Assyriology in Sapienza, University of Rome, and an expert on 3rd-millennium Sumerian administrative documentation. Dr D'Agostino is co-director of the Iraqi-Italian Archaeological Mission in Abu Tbeirah. 

Dr Licia Romano is a Research Fellow in Archaeology and History of Art in the Ancient Near East at Sapienza, University of Rome, and is an expert on Sumerian art and iconography. Dr Romano is co-director of the Iraqi-Italian Archaeological Mission at Abu Tbeirah. 

Available Seats: 
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