OVERVIEW / FACES OF URKESH / ^8-folio.htm
1: G. Buccellati, December 2008
Since 1999, I have been issuing yearly folders with plates accompanied by brief explanatory texts. Addressed to our most generous supporters, and nicely encased in leather bound folders, they interpret, in a somewhat poetic mood at times, the strong impressions one retains at the end of the season of what are the most significant results. They define each specific season's profile.
I have called this genre of report a "Folio." They are not in the nature of a true report, and they may venture more freely in the territory of hypotheses and conjectures. But they render the slight intoxication one feels at the end of a season's work... It is in this light that they should be seen, and, then, they do not seem to have lost the interest of their initial purpose.
Taken together, they form the equivalent of a large picture book, which gives a clear overall view of the main results, with a strong interpretive bent.
I will post here, in PDF format and in chronological order, those that predate the latest season. The most recent excavation season is always reserved as a special printed edition for our supporters.
|1999||The daughter of Naram-Sin (914 KB)||Italian version (979 KB)|
|2000||The Palace and the beyond (880 KB)|
|2001-3||Widening horizons (1.2 MB)|
|2004||Urkesh @20 (7 MB)||
Italian version (4.9 MB)
|2005-6||Recovering a new civilization (1.7 MB)||Arabic version|
|2007||A site for all seasons (1.6 MB)||Arabic version|
|2008||The archaeology of experience (3.7 MB)||
Italian version (3.7 MB)
|2009||The floodwaters of Urkesh (2.75 MB)||