The Urkesh Eco-Archaeological Park

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2013 Final Report
2013 Progress of book publication

2012 proposal
2012 field work
2012 workshops

2011 proposal
2011 field work
2011 report

Supporting materials
External links

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2012 proposal

Summary Abstract of the second proposal to TSGF, as submitted
Description Full text of the second proposal to TSGF, as submitted
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2012 field work

January – Reports from workmen Sample of communication from Muhammad Omo
January – Photos from workmen Sample photos from Diadin Mustapha
May – Report from Talal Moualla Talal Moualla is the director of a unit of the DGAM in charge of development of cultural resources
June – Reports from workmen Sample time sheet from Diadin Mustapha
June – Photos from Samer Abdel Ghafour Sample photos by Samer Abdel Ghafour
August – Report from S. Abdel Ghafour About his trip to Qamishli and Mozan
August – Photos from workmen Sample photos from Diadin Mustapha
August – Reports from workmen Temperature and humidity record from Ibrahim Khellu
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2012 workshops

June, Milan At the Politecnico: concentrating on the publication of the book
September, Moscow At the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow: contacts with colleagues from the DGAM and with interested Russian colleagues
December, Milan Held at Politecnico and Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
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The 2011 proposal

Abstract Abstract of the first proposal to TSGF, funded
Description Full text of the project description submitted to TSGF, funded
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2011 field work

September 2, 2011 Report from Hala al-Dakkak on summer trips to Mozan
December 11, 2011 Report from Hala al-Dakkak on a winter trip to Mozan
December 20, 2011 Report by G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati on a trip to Damascus and Mozan (PDF, 6.9 MB)
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2011 report

I. Comparative Review A detailed analysis of comparable projects, on a world-wide basis, with critical assessment of each case
II. Theory
     and overall
Basic description The project as a whole, in both its theoretical and practical aspects
Supplementary Notes about specific needs to be addressed in main proposal
III. Special
     aspects
Architecture Preliminary remarks on the architectural aspects of the organization of space within the Park (in Italian, PDF 16.9 MB)
MA thesis An architectural master's thesis (Introini) that develops some details of a proposed architectural master plan (in Italian, PDF 43.9 MB)
Socio-economic
and legal
A thorough assessment of the labor market, the physical landscape, the potential for tourism, the pertinent legislation, the nature of teh stakeholders
IV. Bibliography References References to pertinent sections on comparative and socio-economic areas above
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Supporting materials

The AIA award Announcement of the 2011 award for Best Practices in Archaeological Site Preservation by the Archaeological Institute of America
About the AIA award Reflections of the 2011 AIA award for the Bulletin of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
The Public Impact An editorial on the current situation in Syria for the Bulletin of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
ASOR paper Abstract of a paper presented in November, 2012, at the annual meeting of ASOR in Chicago
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External links

WMF Included in the 100 endangered sites for the year 2006
"Mesopotamian Mystery" An article on the wider historical significance of Urkesh.
"A legendary city" A three page entry in Frommer's 500 Places to See Before They Disappear
Wikileaks e-mail 1; e-mail 2