Iran and Italy: 60 years of collaboration on Cultural Heritage

Iran and Italy: 60 years of collaboration on Cultural Heritage

Archeology and scientific research as a bridge between Italian and Persian civilization: an exhibition tells her accompanied by a conference in the conference room of the  National Museum of Iran  on the occasion of the 60 years of Italian archaeological activity in Iran.

The great Italian missions that he had started from the founder of Eni Enrico Mattei and the great orientalist Giuseppe Tucci "They did at the end of the fifties of the last century in Iran which has now entered the phase of modernization of the oil industry". “The Iranian gratitude to the egalitarian openness that Enrico Mattei proposed as the first in the world in the division of oil revenues produced the conditions for an intensified Italian cultural presence in that country”.

Excavations by Italian archaeologists in Iran began from 58 -59 in Sistan. Then followed a fruitful season of studies and restorations in Persepolis, Pasargadae, Esfahan. "The Italian idea of ​​using Iranian technical skills, Iranian materials, the suggestions of ancient Iranian authors on their own monuments, produced such a tenacious experience of confrontation between the two great artistic traditions that over time it left material traces and Italian-Iranian technology schools that still today repeat and perfect the lessons of those masters ”. There is a documentary mass still to be explored, handed down to this day, which “is a common heritage of Iran, Italy and the world.

Opening: National Museum of Iran, Tehran - Iran
Sunday 17 November at 09.00

A - Archeology of the Bronze age:
10:30 - 11:00 - Prof. Massimo Vidale and Prof. Hassan Fazeli
11:00 - 11:30 - Dr Enrico Ascalone and Dr Seyyed Mansur Sajjadi
B - Archeology of the Iron age:
11:30 - 12:00 - Dr Raffaele Biscione and Dr Ali Vahdati
C - Archeology of the Achaemenian period:
12:00 - 12:30 - Prof. Alireza Askari Chaverdi and Prof. Pierfrancesco Callieri
12:30 - 13:00 - Discussion
D - Archeology of the Parthian period:
15:00 - 15:30 - Dr Jafar Mehrkian and Prof. Vito Messina
E - Archeology of the Sasanian and Islamic periods:
15:30 - 16:00 - Prof. Bruno Genito and Dr Fariba Saidi
F - Bioarchaeology
16:00 - 16:30 - Dr Lorenzo Costantini and Dr Mansur Sajjadi
F - Conservation:
16:30 - 17:00 - Dr Hamid Fadaei and Dr Claudio Prosperi-Porta
17:00 - 17:30 - Discussion
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