LdM-CAMNES Qatna Archaeogical Project Highlights Conference

CAMNES is pleased to announce the Conference “Qatna Archaeological Project Highlights”, an important meeting about the investigation of one the most significant kingdoms in Western Syria, and centers on the coastlands of the East Mediterranean, with a special guest: the Excavation Project Director, Prof. Peter Pfälzner from the University of Tübingen.
The recent discoveries at Qatna, with its majestic palace, the archive, the underground shaft, the beautiful art masterpieces in Syrian and also Egyptian style, the royal tomb, and so on, are among the most remarkable archaeological discoveries over the last years.
The conference will be held on October 18, 2013, at Auditorium S. Jacopo, Via Faenza 43, with the following program: 16:00 – Prof. Peter Pfälzner "Twelve years of German Excavations at Qatna (Syria)", 17:00 – Dr. Giulia Baccelli "Finds and Contexts in the Tomb VII in Qatna", 17:30 – Francesco Leprai "The Waterlogged Timber Collapse in the Well-Room of the Royal Palace of Qatna".
After the conferences of Peter Pfälzner and his collaborators at 6:30PM in via del Giglio 15 at CAMNES, the afternoon will close with the inauguration of the Paolo Emilio Pecorella Library (Biblioteca Pecorella).
The collection of books that forms the core of the library was donated to CAMNES by the Pecorella Family, which will be present for the event.
The Library is composed by more than 2000 volumes concerning the archaeology and related subjects of the Ancient Near East and the Aegeum including a rare collection of works on cylinder seals. The library is located within the CAMNES headquarters and will be open to the public by appointment.

Friday October 18
CAMNES – Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, Firenze
Info: [email protected]