Nisa Expeditions

Italian Archaeological Mission in Old Nisa:
Report of the 2000 Season

See Old Nisa Bibliography: Publications of Centro Scavi di Torino and contributions of the members of the Italian Expeditions to Nisa.


The Nisa Expedition 2000 was a combined Italo-Turkmenistan mission. The mission had as its aim exploration of the northwest area of the round hall, to define its general plan, walls, and relationship with the round hall. It now appears that the area excavated this year is older than the round hall and the tower-temple. This place had never been excavated before, so it is a very important piece of the mission's goal to gain knowledge about old Nisa. It's still too early to give definitive conclusions about this mission.

The Round Hall
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Click on picture to enlarge  Photo by Jérôme Gaslain 

The Mission 2000 excavations will continue until the end of August. But it is already possible to say that there are constructions in the north-west part of the round hall. We also found Sasanid and Parthian walls and pottery.

View of the Square Hall  Remainder of the Square House 
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Click on pictures to enlarge  Photos by Jérôme Gaslain 

Results and analyses of Archaeological Mission in Nisa, Year 2000 will be added to this web page as it becomes available. Please bookmark this page and check back often.


Members of Nisa Expedition 2000

Team members, Expedition 2000
Photo by Jérôme Gaslain 

Professor Antonio INVERNIZZI
, University of Turin (not in photo)
Director of the mission (this year, he was not in Nisa)

In the photo, from left to right:
Aleksandr LAPSHIN, University of Vladimir
Professor of Medieval history
Archaeologist in Nisa
Translator of the mission
Roberta MENEGAZZI, University of Turin
Doctor in oriental archaeology
Archaeologist in Nisa
Ariela BOLLATI, University of Turin
Doctor in oriental archaeology
Archaeologist in Nisa.
Alessandra CELLERINO, University of Turin
Doctor in oriental archaeology
Archaeologist in Nisa
Jérôme GASLAIN, University of La Sorbonne Paris I (France)
Guest-student in Nisa
Claudio FOSSATI
Architect in Nisa
Vito MESSINA, University of Turin
Doctor in oriental archaeology
Archaeologist in Nisa
Carlo LIPPOLIS, University of Turin
Doctor and specialist in oriental archaeology
Field-director of the mission
Archaeologist in Nisa
Brunella ROSA-BRUSIN, Turin (not in photo)
Restorer in Nisa
 

This page last updated 26 Jan 2011

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