The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut nĂ©erlandais du Proche-Orient

18 Dec 09:30

The Ancient Near East from Torino to Leiden

Nine speakers from CRAST (Torino) and NINO (Leiden)

National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden: Caesar room (first floor)

1st International NINO-CRAST Workshop

The Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino and the Netherlands Institute for the Near East share important goals of research and publication in the field of Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Over the next five years the two institutes will endeavour to further these by cooperation on several levels.

One is the joint organisation of yearly workshops, alternately in Leiden and Torino, where the institutes’ researchers and invited guests can exchange results and ideas. The first workshop – presentations of the main research currently conducted by both institutes – takes place in Leiden.

Attendance free, registration required; mail to:

Programme Friday 18 December

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10.00-10.30 Opening  
10.30-11.00 Burying the first farmers of the Marmara region in Northwestern Anatolia  Songül Alpaslan Roodenberg, NINO 
11.00-11.30 The Spread of the Hurrian Language and Culture in Hittite Anatolia during the Early Imperial Age  Stefano De Martino, CRAST 
11.30-12.00 The Geography of the Kingdom of Arrapha  Jeanette Fincke, NINO 
12.00-14.00 Lunch break  
14.00-14.30 The Terracotta Figurines from Seleucia on the Tigris  Roberta Menegazzi, CRAST 
14.30-15.00 The Italian Archaeological Project at Tulul al Baqarat (al Kut, Iraq)  Carlo Lippolis, CRAST 
15.00-15.30 The NINO Project on the Rania Plain (Northeastern Iraq)  Jesper Eidem, NINO 
15.30-16.00 Coffee break   
16.00-16.30 Gird Bardastee and the Early Ninevite 5 Period  Matteo Merlino & Deborah Giannessi, NINO 
16.30-17.00 The NINO Survey in the Rania Plain Jesper Eidem & Ivan Kisjes, NINO
17.00-18.00 Drinks  


This conference has been sponsored by the Leiden University Fund / van Walsem Fund.