Results of WP1

This page is dedicated to the results of the WP1.

Below you may find the academic articles published by the EDUU team in the frame of the WP1 activities. They can be directly downloaded from the right column.

1. Marchetti, N., Einwag, B., al-Hussainy, A., Leoni, E., Luglio, G., Marchesi, G., Otto, A., Scazzosi, G., Valeri, M. and Zaina, F. 2017. QADIS. The 2016 Iraqi-Italian survey season in the south-eastern region of Qadisiyah, Sumer LXIII, 63-92.

2. Abbas, A., La’ebi, H., Jabbar, B., Marchetti, N., Valeri, M. and Zaina, F. 2017. New Results on Ancient Settlement Patterns in the South-Eastern Qadisiyah Region (Iraq). The 2016-2017 Iraqi-Italian QADIS Survey Project, Al-Adab 123, 45-62.

3. Al-Hussainy, A. and Notizia, P. 2018. New Epigraphic materials from Tell Drehem/Puzriš Dagan: the stamped bricks of Amar-Zuena, Orientalia 87, 38-55.

4. Marchetti, N., La’ebi, H., Kerim, A., Hassan, Y.A., Youssif, W.A., Valeri, M. and Zaina, F. 2018. Results of the Fourth Campaign of the Iraqi-Italian QADIS Survey Project (October 2017), Journal of History and Archaeology 63641-674.

5. Al-Lami, A., Proserpio, L. and Scazzosi, G., "Local Voices" on Heritage: Exploring Perceptions of Archaeological Sites in Southern Iraq 2018. Poster presented at the 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East Munich (ICAANE,

6. Marchetti, N., Gallerani, V., Luglio, G., Valeri, M., Tell Jidr: A Late antique Megacity in Central Mesopotamia 2018. Poster presented at the 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East Munich (ICAANE,

7. Lippolis, C., Bruno, J., Quirico, E., Taha, A., Mohammed, H. A., Taha, H. 2018. The Tulul al-Baqarat and EDUU Projects: Archaeological Research, Education and Cultural Heritage Enhancement, in press, Al-Adab 125, 1-14.

8. Marchetti, N., Domenici, D., 2018. Urbanized Landscapes in Early Syro-Mesopotamia and Prehispanic Mesoamerica. Papers of a Cross-Cultural Seminar held in Honor of Robert McCormick Adams, Harrassowitz Verlag:

9. Lippolis C., 2018. Patterns of Destruction: the Looting of Tūlūl al Baqarat in the last 20 years - Sumer LXIV, 55-77.

10. Marchetti, N., Al-Hussainy, A., Valeri, M., and Zaina, F. 2018 Assessing Endangered Cultural Heritage in Central Iraq. Methods and Perspectives of the QADIS Survey ProjectSumer LXIV, 11-34.

11. Al-Hamdany H., 2019Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Enhancement of Archaeological Heritage in Iraq - University of Kufa, 20th and 21st January 2018. Te.m.p.l.a. Edition.

12. Zaina, F. 2019. A Risk Assessment for Cultural Heritage in Southern Iraq: Framing Drivers, Threats and Actions Affecting Archaeological Sites, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 21.3, 184-206.

13. Marchetti, N., Benati, G., Al Hussainy, H., Luglio, G., Valeri, M., Scazzosi, G. and Zaina, F. 2019The Rise of Urbanized Landscapes in Mesopotamia: The QADIS Integrated Survey Results and the Interpretation of Multi-layered Historical Landscapes, Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie 109, 214-237.

14. Al-Lami, A., Al-Rubaie, R.H., Proserpio, L., Scazzosi, G. Zaina, F. 2020 Discover Your Past. An Introductory Guide to the Archaeology and History of the Kufa region. 

15. Lippolis. C., 2020, L’area archeologica di Tūlūl al-Baqarat. Gli scavi della missione italiana. Interim Report (2013-2019), (Attività e Ricerca 1), Sesto Fiorentino.

16. Marchetti. N. and Zaina, F. 2020. Rediscovering the Heartland of Cities. South Mesopotamian Early States in Their Setting through New Field Research, Near Eastern Archaeology, 210-221.

17. Marchetti, N., Campeggi, M., D’Orazio, C., Gallerani, V., Giacosa, G., Al-Hussainy, A., Luglio, G., Mantellini, S., Mariani, E., Monastero, J., Valeri, M. and Zaina, F. in press. The Iraqi-Italian Qadis project: Report on Six Seasons of Integrated Survey, Sumer.

18. Zaina, F., Prosperpio, L. and Scazzosi, G. in press. Local Voices on Heritage. Understanding Community Perceptions of Archaeological Sites in Southern Iraq, Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage.

19. Zaina, F., Prosperpio, L. Scazzosi, G., Al-Lami, A.H., Al-Rubaye, R.H. forthcoming. Towards Community Archaeology in Iraq? The EDUU Project from Heritage Safeguarding to Local Engagement. In R. Bonnie, S. Thomas and M. Lorenzon (eds.) Living Communities and Their Archaeology in the Middle East, University Press, Helsinki.

20. Al-Badri, S., Al-Mamoori, F., Al-Mutawalli, N., Al-Rubaye, R. and Benati, G.. forthcoming. The Enhancement of Pre-Islamic Archaeological Heritage in Iraq: Avenues for Touristic Development and Social Growth.

21. Al-Hussainy, A. and Notizia, P. forthcoming. Another Stamped Brick of Amar-Zuena from Tell Drēhim (Ancient Puzriš-Dagān), Ash-sharq. Bulletin of the Ancient Near East: Archaeological, Historical and Societal Studies.


Tulul Al Baqarat and the Iraqi archaeological heritage: an Italian-Iraqi collaboration. Results of the last expeditions on the field. The University of Baghdad organised this Conference that took place on the 23rd of April 2018 with support of UNITO. The aim of the Conference was to disseminate the fieldwork results among Iraqi students. Pictures of the event can be seen from the right column and in the "Gallery" section of the website.


The Role of Archaeology for the Enhancement of Social Cohesion in Iraq”. The University of Qadissyah organized this conference that took place on the 6th of June 2018: 30 students and 10 professors attended the conference that represented a relevant opportunity to discuss on the importance of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage for promoting dialogue and cooperation among the different actors of the Iraqi civil society. The dissemination of the fieldwork results among Iraqi students was at the core of the Conference. Pictures of the event can be seen from the right column and in the "Gallery" section of the website