Archaeology: SAIC's contribution for Carthage's preservation

Conference 40 years since Carthage listed as Unesco site

07 August, 13:48

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, AUGUST 7 - Identifying possible areas that are still unknown in the history and urban evolution of the city of Carthage and defining research sectors for the years to come are the main objectives of a conference held in Tunis called ''Symposium sur la stratégie archéologique et de conservation du site archéologique de Carthage''. The conference was organized for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the archaeological site of Carthage on the world cultural and natural heritage list of Unesco (1979-2019). A great contribution to the work was provided by the Italian Archaeological School of Carthage (SAIC) supported in its various initiatives in Tunisia by the Italian Cultural Institute in Tunis since its creation in 2016.

    ''The results of the meeting will be helpful in delineating a global strategy in the short and medium term for the study, conservation and valorization of the site of Carthage, with particular reference to urban planning and construction obligations to be implemented in the area, currently under speculative pressure'', said Professor Attilio Mastino from the university of Sassari. Particularly interesting were the contributions of Sergio Ribichini, Les figures de Caton, ou de la coopération tuniso-italienne pour le patrimoine archéologique de Carthage ; by Attilio Mastino and Piero Bartoloni: The activity of the Italian school of archaeology in Carthage, the library Sabatino Moscati, by Antonio Corda, content, form and aim of ''Carthage. Studies and Research'', Saic's magazine.

    Editorial policies and project participation, by Giovanni Di Stefano L'amphithéatre de Carthage, nouvelles perspectives sur un monument et son contexte site . The debate for the final round table, chaired by Attilio Mastino, registered the participation of many Tunisian researchers including Mansour Ghaki, Taoufik Redissi and Moez Achour. Mustapha Khanoussi summed up the ''recommendations'' that came out of the gathering ahead of the development and planning requested by Unesco.


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