Arslantepe becomes a Unesco World Heritage Site
The archaeological site of Arslantepe in Turkey, excavated by Sapienza archaeologists for 62 years, officially enters the Unesco World Heritage List. On Thursday, 9 February 2023, from 9.30 am to 5 pm, the Odeion Hall of the Arts and Humanities building will be hosting the event Arslantepe 2023: past, present and future of a new Unesco World Heritage Site. 62 years of Sapienza's archaeological research in South-eastern Türkiye. Rector Antonella Polimeni, the Turkish Ambassador and high officials from the Ministries of Cultural Heritage and Foreign Affairs of both countries will participate.
A two-week photo exhibition will also be set up on the same day in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities' lobby.
The ancient Palatine complex, brought to light by our archaeologists, is of global importance, both for its excellent state of preservation and because it has enabled us to understand the dynamics of the birth of one of the world's first state systems, dating back to the 4th millennium BC.
For further information, please refer to the programme.