Paolo Matthiae

 

 


 

Paolo Matthiae, born in Roma in 1940, is Professor of Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East in the Sapienza, University of Rome, and is director, since its creation in 1963, of the Italian Archaeological Expedition to Syria of the same University, where he was Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences, and Vice-Rector for the Cultural Initiatives, and is now Director of the PhD School of Archaeology. He is married with Gabriella Scandone since 1964.

Since 1964 he directs the excavations at Tell Mardikh-Ebla, with yearly campaigns, never interrupted, which brought to light the great Early and Old Syrian centre. Always in Syria, he directed excavations at Tell Afis, and Tell Tuqan in the Ebla region, and, with Adnan Bounni, at Tell Fray in the Euphrates Valley.

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