The Iraq War & Archaeology
Reviewed Articles Archive Forty-Seven: First 1/2 of March 2005





This is the forty-seventh archive of the reviewed articles of The Iraq War & Archaeology web site.


Francis Deblauwe, Ph.D.




The articles and other information are listed chronologically, most recent first.
Almost all are accessible for free (or after a free registration) on the internet.  Each time, I try to draw attention to the most relevant tidbits of information, esp. things that were not mentioned before; occasionally, I provide some comment.  The usual warning applies: many links become defective with time.  Inclusion in the list does not in any way mean that I necessarily agree with the opinions expressed in an article.  But for a few exceptions, the occasional photos and figures accompanying reviewed articles are just hotlinked images on other web sites, in other words: do not download them or request permission to publish them from me, for I do not own the copyright to them in any way!  Please do contact the rightful owners if you would like to use them for publication purposes. Finally, for the sake of convenience, all articles and so on are assumed to have been published on US web sites unless indicated otherwise.

  • "Iraq: Fini, volume sull'arte gioco di squadra dell'Italia," in ANSI (Italy), online, March 1, 2005: the new book "Iraq prima e dopo la guerra[. I siti archeologici]," [Iraq before and after the war. the archaeological sites] edited by Pialuisa Bianco, was presented to the media at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; it is meant to introduce an international readership to the importance of Mesopotamia [I guess this would explain why most articles are in Italian?] and how Italian experts were able to prevent even worse damage to the heritage of Iraq; Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini announced that at least part of the National Museum in Baghdad will reopen by the end of this year

    Info from the publisher's web site ("L'Erma" di Bretschneider):

    Photo: [book cover]

    Contents: "Prefazione-Introduzione; P. Bianco, Nel segno della contingenza; F. Frattini, Oltre la misura della politica; G. Urbani, Il sogno della città; Il valore della Mesopotamia: M. Ruffa, Dalla mezzaluna fertile a Baghdad; G. Gullini, Il filo rosso tra noi e la Mesopotamia; G. Proietti, L'Italia in Iraq; Prima della guerra: McGuire Gibson, Nippur, Religious Center of Mesopotamia; J. Curtis, Nimrud; A. Invernizzi, Seleucia, verso l'ellenismo; B. A. Salvini, Tello, histoire du site, histoire des fouilles; M. Van Ess, Uruk, la moderna Warka; R. Venco Ricciardi, Hatra; P. Fiorina, Forte Salmanassar; Dopo la guerra: M. Bondioli Osio, The Archeological Site Protection Project. Progress and problem; F. Caruso, La pointe de l'iceberg; P. Cordone, Prime e ultime righe; M. Bouchenaki, Dopo lo choc del saccheggio; U. Zottin, Il recupero; La ricostruzione: A. Armellini, Cercando un'identità; D. G. Hannah, L'addestramento dei tecnici; P. Battino, La riabilitazione dei laboratori di restauro; R. Parapetti, La sensazione di una riapertura; R. Parapetti, Il quartiere amministrativo della città ottomana; F. Al-Khreishah, Archeologia senza confini; F. Ippolitomi Strika, Tell Es-Sawwan. L'uomo, lo spazio, il tempo, il movimento; Progetto di Ninive: G. Fazio, Restauro del complesso scultoreo; S. D'Amico, Il rilevamento stereofotogrammetrico; R. Martines, La sala del trono di Sennacherib. Progetto di copertura; Postfazione: V. Sgarbi, Metafora del caos politico."



This site is edited by Belgian archaeologist Francis Deblauwe, Ph.D., living in Streamwood, Illinois (USA), who is affiliated with Archaeos, Inc., and a research associate of the University of Vienna (Austria).