BALZAN Prize:
  Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

     International Balzan Prize Fundation

     BALZAN Prize


"Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East"

Giorgio Buccellati and Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati
(Italy and USA)

For their achievements in the study of Hurrian culture and for highlighting its importance as the foundation of a great urban civilization, among the most flourishing in the ancient Near East in the third millennium BCE; for promoting a digital approach to the study of archaeology; for enhancing theoretical reflection on the nature of this discipline.


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  • An extensive description of the "International Balzan Prize"
  • A shorter information about the "International Balzan Prize"
  • The formal citation regarding the "International Balzan Prize"
  • The official nomination letters (in English and Italian) supporting Giorgio Buccellati's and Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati's application for the "International Balzan Prize"
  • A short article (in Italian) announcing the assignment of the "International Balzan Prize" (on Askanews)