Vicino Oriente is the journal of the Sezione di Orientalistica (Section of Oriental Studies) of the Department of Sciences of Antiquity of Rome “La Sapienza” University.
VO is published yearly and deals with Near and Middle Eastern Archaeology, History, Epigraphy, extending its view on the whole Mediterranean with the study of Phoenician and Punic documents.
Purposes of the journal are: to host preliminary reports of excavations currently carried on by the Department in the Near and Middle East, Egypt and the Mediterranean; to report about and update the status of research projects in progress; to introduce PhD projects currently undergoing in the Department.
The journal publishes contributions of historical, archaeological, artistic, philological, philosophical, and religious disciplines in ancient Mediterranean, Asia, and Africa. Papers submitted to the Editorial Board are, of course, selected by the members of the Scientific Committee, all scholars of the Section of Oriental Studies of Department of Sciences of Antiquities at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
VICINO ORIENTE XX - 2016
F. Spagnoli - Una brocchetta con protome d'ariete dall'Area Sacra del Kothon a Mozia
R. Francia - Gli avverbi di luogo ittiti in -an: forme di nominativo accusativo neutro singolare?
A. Carfì - Early Islamic models of urban and rural settlements in the South Bilād al-Shām
M.V. Fontana - A brief note on the Yemenite chahār tāq mausoleums. The case of Barāqish
Scavi e Ricerche
L. Nigro - R. Gharib - Jamaan at the pass of Bi'rein: an early Iron Age IIB-C Ammonite stronghold in central Jordan
M.V. Fontana - A.A. Asadi - M. Rugiadi - A.C. Felici - A. Fusaro - Estakhr Project - third preliminary report of the joint Mission of the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, the Parsa-Pasargadae Research Foundation and the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo
E. Pomar - Save Palmyra. La distruzione del patrimonio archeologico nel Vicino Oriente. Perché e come ricostruire
D. Montanari - Bollettino delle attività del Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo della Sapienza, anno 2016