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Archaeology: Tunis takes stock of Italy-Tunisia cooperation

The cooperation perspectives between Italy and Tunisia in the field of archaeology, a field that unites the two Countries through deep-rooted historical ties, will be the focus of a Workshop held in Tunis next 17 March, uniting the two Countries’ top experts two years after the terrorist attack on the Bardo Museum, the date which was chosen by the organizers to symbolize the need to found a new phase in the relations between the two shores of the Mediterranean on knowledge, with the aim of reinforcing peace and international cooperation.

The Workshop, now at its second edition, is entitled: “Archaeology and the Protection of the Heritage of Carthage: the state of the art and the perspective of the Tunisian-Italian cooperation” and will be held at the Italian Cultural Institute in Tunis. The Workshop will also present the first issue of the journal “Carthage, Studies and Research” by the “Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Cartagine”, the Italian School of Archaeology of Carthage, curated by Antonio Corda from the University of Cagliari, and the first volume of the monographs with the Proceedings of last year’s conference, curated by Paola Ruggeri from the University of Sassari. The Workshop will also illustrate the numerous significant Tunisian-Italian excavation campaigns currently underway and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The Day’s agenda also envisages the inauguration of the new Tunis office of the Science Society “Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Cartagine”, opened at the Agence de Mise en Valeur du Patrimoine et de Promotion Culturelle, which possesses the library that belonged to Sabatino Moscati and was kindly donated by the family of the scholar, containing a collection of books on Archaeology, Science of Antiquity and Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage and Art History.  

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