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The Italian archaeological mission is supported by following institutions and organizations:

Università degli studi di Udine
Università degli studi di Udine

Ministero degli Affari Esteri

Provincia di Udine

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Udine e Pordenone



Ristoranti Mille e una Notte


For the conduction of annual excavation campaigns, the Archaeological Mission of Udine University at Mishrifeh has relied upon generous contributions from the University of Udine, the Foundation of the Cassa di Risparmio di Udine e Pordenone Bank, the Cariverona Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, and the Veneto Classical and Oriental Civilizations Study and Research Centre (CE.VE.S.C.O.).

Our warmest thanks are due to the Rector of the University of Udine, Prof. Furio Honsell, the Delegate for Archaeology, Prof. Frederick Mario Fales, the President of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Caterina Furlan and the Director of the Department of History and Tutelage of Cultural Heritage, Prof. Arnaldo Marcone.

We are also most grateful to R. Panta Ridolfi and F.S. De Luigi and Dr P. Cordone, directors of  Office V – Archaeological Section, Directorate for Cultural Promotion and Cooperation of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, to Dr Silvano Antonini Canterin, President of the Cassa di Risparmio di Udine e Pordenone Bank Foundation, Dr Paolo Biasi, President of the Cariverona Foundation and Prof. Gustavo Traversari, President of the CE.VE.S.C.O..

We also wish to thank the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums of the Arab Republic of Syria for the continuous and effective assistance and cooperation always guaranteed to our project, and in particular the Director General, Dr Bassam Jamous, the Director of the Excavations Service and Co-director of the Syrian-Italian Mission at Mishrifeh, Dr Michel Al-Maqdissi, Syria’s Director of Museums, Dr Ahmad Serriyeh, the Director of the General Administration of Homs Antiquities, Dr Mouna Al-Khouli and the Director of the National Museum of Homs, Dr Nida Dandashi.

Our gratitude also goes to the Vice-Minister of Culture, H.E. Abd el-Razaq Moaz, and the Syrian Ambassador in Rome, H.E. Samir al-Kassir, the Italian Ambassador in Damascus, H.E. Francesco Cerulli, and his predecessor, H.E. Laura Mirachian, and to all the personnel of the Italian Embassy in Damascus, in particular First Counsellor G. Amaduzzi, Counsellor F. Rustico, the Director of the Institute of Italian Culture in Damascus, Prof. G. Fortunato, and her predecessor, Prof. F. Festa Farina, and Attaché R. Ruggiero.

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