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LUISS Guido Carli

#RescueHeritage: a conference series at the Rome International School

Starting Thursday, March 16, 2017, Rome International School hosts a series of talks with archaeologists and experts

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On Wednesday, March 222017 at 3:00 p.m.Rome International School hosts a conference entitled Leggere i segni: dal recupero dei reperti alla ricostruzione della storia.

The event is the second in a series of conferences held in light of archaeological exhibit Rescuing our past to build our future, on display at the international school owned by LUISS from March 9 until April 302017.

Sacking of artifacts, particularly archaeological artifacts, has existed for over three centuries, and has only increased with advancement in machinery and technology. For this reason it is important to speak about the work of the Carabinieri del Comando Tutela Patrimonio Culturale and make global citizens more aware that the historic meaning and value of an artifact is immeasurable, often irreplaceable, and thus more important than any economic value that can be placed upon it.

The first event in the series welcomed Paolo Matthiae who discovered Ebla in Syria while overseeing 47 archaeological digs between 1964 and 2010. He was awarded Knight of the Grand Cross by the President of the Italian Republic in 1995. He is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, a Professor Emeritus at La Sapienza University in Rome and is a member of prestigious international archaeological organizations.

How much at risk is the archaeological heritage of the Middle East? What is being done and what can the civilized world do to stop barbaric acts? According to Professor Matthiae, Italy will always be on the front line to fight against the destruction of the historical heritage of countries like Syria and Iraq.

Complete list of events

  • March 16, 2017 - Paolo MatthiaeArcheologia in Medio Oriente nei territori di crisi
  • March 22, 2017 - Vincenzo D'ErcoleLeggere i segni: dal recupero dei reperti alla ricostruzione della storia
  • March 30, 2017 - Alessandro NasoLe civiltà del Passato
  • April 6, 2017 - Alberto Deregibus, Recupero delle Opere d'Arte trafugate e l'attività del Comando dei Carabinieri TPC

All talks are held in Italian.

Rescuing our past to build our future is organized by the Rome International School in collaboration with MiBACT and Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio Culturale. Admission to the exhibit is free of charge. Upon reservation, visitors are welcome Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and on weekends from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

To make reservations, contact or 06 844 82 650/651.

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