Erbil History, Archaeology, Arts and Architecture (Day 5)
By: Civil and Architectural Engineering (CAE)/Architectural Engineering and Sustainability Programme (AES)
Day 5 of Erbil History, Archaeology, Arts and Architecture is composed of two sessions, "Conservation of Earthen Architecture in Archaeological Contexts" presented by Chamisa Sadozai and "Erbil in the Assyrian Period and The Stela of Ishtar from Arbela in the Louvre Museum" by Dr. Ariane Thomas.
Chamsia Sadozai is an archaeologist, specialized in earthen architecture preservation, after completing her post master degree at the National School of Architecture in Grenoble, France. She is a researcher in the AE&CC research Unit and a freelance consultant since 2012, on World heritage sites such as Qalhat (Sultanate of Oman), Hili in Al Aïn (United Arab Emirates), Sarazm in Tajikistan or Khiva in Uzbekistan. She is also working on more confidential sites in the Middle East (Armenia, Bangladesh, India, Kurdistan, Turkmenistan) with French Archaeological Missions and CRAterre, the International Centre for Earthen Architecture
Ariane Thomas is curator in charge of Mesopotamian collections in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Antiquities at the Louvre Museum. She has been teaching for several years and has been involved in various archaeological excavations in the Middle East as well as in numerous research projects, publications and exhibitions.