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Since 2010 it is active an Italian Archaeological Mission of Sapienza - University of Rome at the site of Abu Tbeirah, Southern Iraq (Province of Dhi-Qar), a site that is located 7 km south of Nasiriyah, and 16 km east of Ur, one of the main Sumerian cities of the third millennium BC. In the excavations conducted so far, the Tell, which covers an impressive area of 43 hectares, shows a chronological horizon that embraces essentially the centuries XXVI-XXII of the third millennium BC, one of the most interesting periods in the history of the ancient Near East, where one witnesses the transition from a power system based essentially on local entities (city) to one of a supranational and imperial nature.
It is needed a scientific figure that is able to manage first of all the archaeological activities on the field and secondly to coordinate the work of documentation after the excavation.
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Cultural studies - Oriental studies
• Overall quality of the submitted curriculum (training, specialization, professional activity)
• Necessary qualifications: PhD in Archaeology of the Ancient Near East.
• Other requirements: the PhD and the scientific publications should be related to the history and culture of southern Mesopotamia, essentially in the Early Dynastic period (2900-2350 BC).
• It will be subject of a positive evaluation the documented participation in excavation activities in Southern Iraq.
• certification of eligibility to the selection
• technical analysis of the documentation submitted
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