Archaeology: 22nd Congress of Roman Africa in Tunisia

Some 200 experts from all over the world, specialised in the different declinations of Roman epigraphy, participated in Sbeïtla, Tunisia, in the 22nd International Congress ‘Roman Africa’, dedicated this year to the theme “Ancient Africa from the Republican Age to Giulio-Claudii” with a special session on new epigraphic discoveries. To mark the event, visits to archaeological sites were organised, as well as book presentations, shows and exhibitions with the aim of promoting knowledge of the history of ancient Roman Africa.

Researchers from both sides of the Mediterranean, from Algeria, Morocco, Spain, France, Italy and Tunisia, shared their views on new research into the ancient history of North Africa.

In his speech, the representative of the University of Sassari and the Italian Archaeological School of Carthage, Attilio Masino, stressed that ancient Greek and Roman studies are experiencing a revival of interest and importance from a scientific point of view, given the quality of the results and the good reputation that the research enjoys everywhere, given its great importance for the cultural heritage.

The conference was organised by the University of Sassari, together with the Agency for Heritage Development and Cultural Promotion, the National Heritage Institute of Tunisia, the Italian Archaeological School of Carthage and the University of Paris-Nanterre, with the patronage of the Tunisian Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the International Association of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, with the contribution of the Sardinian Foundation.


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