Prof. dr. Daniele Morandi Bonacossi

Daniele Morandi Bonacossi is Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Udine. He was previously a research fellow at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Munich. He has directed and participated in many archaeological excavations and surveys in various sites and regions in the Near East (Syria, Oman, Yemen and Iraq).

He is currently directing the Land of Nineveh Archaeological Project in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and a training project for Iraqi professionals specializing in the conservation and management of archaeological heritage. He has written and edited several volumes, including Settlement Dynamics and Human-Landscape Interaction in the Dry Steppes of Syria, Urban and Natural Landscapes of an Ancient Syrian Capital and Tra il fiume e la steppa.

Books by Daniele Morandi Bonacossi


Hoofdstad van een wereldrijk

Onder redactie van Lucas P. Petit & Daniele Morandi Bonacossi | 2017

“Wel, wat Nineveh betreft, schipper, dat is lang geleden weggevaagd. Alle sporen zijn verdwenen en het is onmogelijk te raden waar het lag.” – Lucianus Nineveh, de machtige hoofdstad van het Assyrische rijk, fascineerde klassieke…

Nineveh, the Great City

Symbol of Beauty and Power

Edited by Lucas P. Petit, & Daniele Morandi Bonacossi | 2017

‘Well, as for Nineveh, skipper, it was wiped out long ago. There’s not a trace of it left, and one can’t even guess where it was’ (Lucian, 2nd century AD). Nineveh, the once-flourishing capital of…

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