Oriental Archaeology Program By Department of Classics |Top Universities

Department of Classics

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Roma, IT, Rome, Italy
  • Degree PhD
  • Study Level PHD
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Feb, Sep
Achievement of a deep specialistic knowledge in the field of ancient Near-Eastern civilizations, from the origins of the urban civilization (c. 3500 BC) to the end of the Roman Empire, including the regions of Anatolia, Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia (Iraq), Iran, Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakinstan, the Indus Valley, and the Mediterranean basin (for the Phoenician expansion to the West). The specific branches of study of this curriculum is threefold, corresponding to the three subjects of “Archaeology and History of Art of the Ancient Near East”, “Phoenician and Punic Archaeology” and “Archaeology of the Roman Provinces” (only the oriental provinces). Methodology takes primarily into consideration the artistic expression and material culture in a historical-archaeological perspective; it also foresees the direct participation into “La Sapienza” excavations in the following key-sites: Syria (Ebla), Palestine (Jericho), Jordan (Kh. Al-Batrawy), Turkey (Arslantepe, Elaiussa/Sebaste), Malta (Tas Silg); Sicily (Motya). Each PhD student has to carry on an original study on aspect of ancient near-eastern cultures in these areas and periods, which will be pursued with the help of a tutor and the aim of the final publication of the dissertation.

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