Erbil: Research, interpretation and conservation of the World’s oldest city
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AH
25th October 2012
BISI and Gulan presented a lecture by David Michelmore & Dr John MacGinnis on their research and conservation of the Erbil citadel. The evening also included an exhibition of archive photographs by Anthony Kersting, made available by The Courtauld Institute of Art, showing Erbil in the 1940s
Erbil Citadel is distinguished from almost all other archaeological sites in that it appears to have been continuously inhabited throughout its 6,000 – 8,000 years of history, now illuminated by an extensive 5-year programme of archaeological, historical and architectural research initiated as a UNESCO project.