Giorgio Buccellati

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2012-13, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

2012 Luca Fiore
Frammenti d'assoluto
Article/interview in Italian, Tracce Jan. 2, 2012 (Online version)
About a presentation on polytheism at the Meeting in Rimini.
2013 Andrew Howley
"Lessons in Sustainability and Solidarity
from Ancient Mesopotamia"
Report in the National Geographic about a lecture given for The National Geographic Society in Guatemala City.
"A challenge to think outside of our expectations and assumptions about the ancient world. ... An eye-opener regarding the whole nature of what it means to be part of a civilization."
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2014 Giulio Azzolini
"Sono in Mesopotamia le vere origini della nostra politica"
Interview article in Italian, La Repubblica 10 gennaio 2014
About the book published by Jaca Book Alle origini della politica
(versione a stampa)
2014 Giovanni Santambrogio
"Il valore delle civiltà interrotte"
Interview article in Italian, Presenza (p. 9-10), the journal of the Alumni of the Catholic University of Milan
Retrieving value behind a broken tradition such as that of Mesopotamia.
2014 Domenico Quirico
Il Califfato distrugge anche la storia.
Noi archeologi finiti in prima linea
Interview article in Italian, La Stampa, Oct. 10, 2014, p.13
A broad ranging interview with one of the most respected Italian journalists, about the social responsibility of the intellectuals.
2014 Studenti del Rosmini
a lezione con l'archeologo Buccellati
Article in Italian, L'Ossolano Nov. 10, 2014
Biref report on a lecture given to an Italian High School.
2014 Giovanni Santambrogio
Al Meeting con Giorgio Buccellati
Notice in Italian, Sole 24 Ore, Aug. 24, 2014 (Online version)
About recent publications and the exhibit at the Meeting in Rimini.
2014 Giorgio Buccellati
Konservierung der archäologischen Stätte Urkesh
Article in German, Die Antike Welt, (Online version)
A report about the wall conservation project
2014 Giorgio Buccellati
Un'invasione profetica
Review article in Italian, Tracce Febr. 2014 (Online version)
Review of Alberto Savorana, Vita di Don Giussani, with personal overtones.
2014 Letisia Marquez
Archaeologist, villagers protect ancient Syrian city as civil war rages
Interview, May 23, 2014 (Online version)
2014 Giorgio Buccellati
Courage among the Ruins
Article in Backdirt (Online version, pp. 102-112)
An extensive coverage of the public archaeology effort at Urkesh, and by the DGAM in Syria.
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2015 UCLA newsroom
Exhibition in war-torn Syria celebrates UCLA archaeological discovery
Article/interview, Feb. 20, 2015 (Online version)
About the Sbartu exhibit on Urkesh in Syria
2015 Luca Fiore
Conservare le pietre per proteggere gli uomini
Article/interview in Italian, Tracce Feb. 27, 2015 (Online version)
About a recent exhibit on Urkesh in Syria during the war
2015 Maurizio Assalto
Siria, dove è nata la civiltà può tornare la speranza.
Article in Italian, La Stampa, Dec. 3, 2015
Local communities gathering around the witness of the most ancient civilizations. And from afar, the archaeologsts continue to "dig"
2015 Omero Ciai
Troppo tardi, dovevamo muoverci prima
Article in Italian, La Repubblica, Sep. 9, 2015
About the situation in Syria.
2015 Orazio La Rocca
Una mostra itinerante sui tesori di Siria e Iraq a rischio per l'Is
Article in Italian, La Repubblica, Dec. 4, 2015
about the Rimini Meeting Urkesh exhibit in Domodossola
2015 Andrew Lawler
Saving an ancient 'Lost City" in Syria
Article in National Geographic, June 4, 2015
A comprehensive article about the Urkesh Extended Project
2015 Andrew Lawler
Siria, il sito archeologico salvato dai lavoratori
Italian adaptation of the original article, cited above
Article in Italian, National Geographic Italia
2015 Alessandra Baldini
Archeologia sfida guerra,
in mostra a Amuda scavi italiani/UCLA
Article in Italian, OnuItalia.com, The Italian newsletter at the United Nations
Report on the Subartu exhibit in Amuda, near the site of Urkesh
2015 Daniele Rocchi
Daesh distrugge perché i valori rappresentati nel passato sono le radici del presente
Article in Italian, OraProSiria, August 24, 2015
There is no effective political will to stop the Caliphate.
2015 Marco Roncalli
L'epistolario. Don Gnocchi e il piccolo archeologo
Article in Italian, Avvenire (Online version)
A review oftha booklet containing the correspondence of Don Carlo Gnocchi with a child (Giorgio Buccellati).
2015 Giorgio Buccellati
L'archeologia come presenza morale a Tell Mozan, Siria
Artile in Italian, Bollettino dell'Associazione Archeologica Ticinese
It describes in detail the Extended Urkesh Project.
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2016 ISIS, un terrorismo territoriale che vuole riscrivere la storia Interview in Italian, Il Giornale del Popolo, Lugano, Apr. 1, 2016
An interview about "territorial terrorism": the new colonialism of ISIS that aims at "possessing" the territory in its cultural aspects.
2016 Carlo Pasquali
L'amore per gli scavi dalla Siria all'Ossola
Article in Italian, EcoRisveglio
Report on a lecture given at the liceo Rosmini in Domodossola, with comments by students.
2016 Pat McDonnell Twair
Preserving an Archaeological Site
in Northern Syria Threatened by War

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, March/April 2016, pp. 64-65 (Online version)
The "most vital method of protecting an archaeological site is educating and hiring the people who live there to make them stakeholders in the maintenance and success of the site."
2016 Alessandro Caprio
In Siria si combatte ai confini del tempo
Interview in Italian, BuongiornoRimini (Online version)
An overview of the current situation, with insightful questions.
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2017 Giorgio Buccellati and Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati
Conserviamo il futuro
Article in Italian, Tracce Feb. 2017, pp. 36-39
Report on a recent trip to Damascus, where colleagues are risking (and often losing) their lives to protect the Syrian past.
2017 Alexandra Hornung
Neue Fördermöglichkeiten für die Archäologie
Article in German, Die Antike Welt April 2017, pp. 6-7
Report on the inauguration of the International Academy of Archaeology.
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2018 Giorgio Buccellati
Da Urkesh a Domodossola
Online article in Italian, Il Sussidiario August 2018
Report on the Rimini Exhibit "I millenni per l'oggi".
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