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Lorenzo Nigro

Lorenzo Nigro, is Full Professor of Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East and Phoenician-Punic Archaeology at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He is the promoter of international archaeological research projects in various Mediterranean countries and regions (Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Cyprus, Sicily, Sardinia, Malta) in collaboration with numerous research organisations.

He has received a number of national and international awards, including: the prestigious "Honor Frost Foundation Award 2012", for his discoveries at Mozia; the "Samuel H. Kress Lecturship conferred by the Archaeological Institute of America" for a.a. 2015-2016; the Octopus Scholar of the University of Oxford in 2016; the Silvia Dell'Orso Award for Cultural Heritage Dissemination in 2019; the Solunto International Award, a lifetime achievement award for excellence in archaeology in Sicily in 2020; the "Antonino di Vita" Award for Archaeological Heritage Dissemination in 2021. His activities and discoveries are characterised by a strong interdisciplinary approach, with contributions from biology, chemistry and physics.

He has been a field archaeologist with extensive experience in the Near East and the Mediterranean for over twenty-five years. He is the Co-Director of the Archaeological Mission to Mozia in Western Sicily, Rome and of the Archaeological Mission to Carthage and the Archaeological Mission to Palestine & Jordan, conducting excavations at the sites of Tell es-Sultan/Geric, Tell Abu Zarad/Tapuah and Bethlehem in Palestine, and at Khirbet al-Batrawy and Khirbet al-Jamous in Jordan. He is the Director of the Museum of the Near East, Egypt and the Mediterranean at La Sapienza and the Scientific Editor of the International Journal "Near East". His studies focus on pre-classical societies in the Levant and the Mediterranean, ranging from architecture to metallurgy, ceramics and art, with special attention paid to the archaeology of contexts, cultural synchronisation and conceptualisation of Levantine and Mediterranean civilisations. He is the author of twenty-four monographs and more than two hundred and twenty articles in refereed venues. He is the Rector's Delegate for the dissemination, use and communication of the Archaeological Heritage.


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