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.