Phoenician and Punic antiquities in Belgian and Dutch collections
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Its aims are to initiate, recognize, foster and fund basic long-term international research projects. Created in 1919 in Paris with a general secretariat established in Brussels, the UAI-IUA comprises at the moment more than a hundred academies from 63 countries from all continents.
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The Corpus of Phoenician and Punic Antiquities (Corpus des Antiquités phéniciennes et puniques - CAPP) is an initiative promoted under the aegis of the Italian Unione Accademica Nazionale, which at once met with full support from several Mediterranean countries, including Spain, and Tunisia.
It was adopted by the UAI-IUA in 1990 as its 44th project.
The object of the research is to list, classify and study the artistic and epigraphical monuments of the Phoenician and Punic civilization in association with the most important museums and with local and private collections, in order to build up a coherent body of documentation which will be published in its various categories as the work proceeds.
In 2015, the CAPP project constitutes of national committees in the following countries: Italy, Tunisia, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium.
The Belgo-Dutch CAPP national committee invites you to explore this website, presenting its members and their research, providing a list of Corpus publications, announcing upcoming events and news, and presenting Belgian and Dutch collections with Phoenician and Punic antiquities.
A database including detailed descriptions and 2D and 3D images of the artefacts is under construction. It is anticipated that it will be made accessible via these webpages in the near future.