BALZAN Prize:
  Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

     International Balzan Prize Fundation

     2022 (year of the awards ceremony)

     "2021 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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