2017 - Thignica excavation campaign

Thignica

This project is coordinated by prof. Attilio Mastino and funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Thignica excavation campaign started in July 2017 and is carried out in collaboration with the Instituti National du Patrimoine of Tunis (Tunisia). 

The main site is locate in the area of Ain Tounga, in the Béja region.

The study of Latin inscriptions will shed light on their historical evolution, through a number of research activities:

  • photographic campaigns;
  • topographical surveys;
  • 3D reconstructions;
  • publication of a catalogue of Latin inscriptions;
  • surveys on local remains;
  • lab analises.

The scientific coordination is managd by Samir Ahounallah of the Agence de Mise en Valeur du Patrimoine et de Promotion Culturelle, and Attilio Mastino, full professor of the Department of History, Human Science and Education of the University of Sassari.

 

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