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ASOR Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado (14-17.11.2018)

All sessions and more information on the 2018 annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research can be found here. This years plenary address is by Hélène Sader (AUB Beirut).

9th International Congress of Phoenician and Punic Studies, Mérida, Spain (22-26.10.2018)

Join at the next Congress, which will be organised by the Instituto de Arqueología, Centro de investigación mixto del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and the Junta de Extremadura. This congress is entitled "Un viaje entre el Oriente y el Occidente del Mediterráneo”.

More information can be found on the website

Tyre, Sidon and Byblos. Three Global Harbours of the Ancient World, Beirut (25-29.10.2017)

Late October 2017 Beirut was the place to be for the international and well-attended congress on the archaeology and history of Phoenicia.

For the program and abstracts, visit

Imaging Phoenician and Punic coins at the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels

The Portable Light Dome system, aka 3D mini-dome developed at the KU Leuven and currently used at the Royal Museums of Art and History for the recording of small inscribed objects and sealings, has been used to image the Phoenician-Punic coin collection of the Royal Library of Belgium.

The collection comprises 217 coins in bronze, silver and gold/electrum of Phoenician or Punic type.


The results of this joint effort by the museum and the library will be posted on the website. In the meantime, see the blog entry on the webpages of the IAP7/14 Greater Mesopotamia project at the RMAH for impressions of the recording sessions.

1st Amphoras in the Phoenician-Punic World Congress, Ghent (15-17.12.2016)

The first APPWC international congress took place at the university of Ghent.

Organising committee: Roald Docter, Babette Bechtold, Víctor Martínez Hahnmüller, Andrea Perugini, Patrick Monsieur, Eric Gubel, Wim Broekaert, Joachim Bretschneider.


Visit the website and have a look at the abstracts here.

Phönizier im Mittelmeerraum meeting, Ghent (4-5.11.2016)

The 4th network meeting of the DFG-Netzwerk „Von Kanaan nach Gibraltar und zurück – die Phönizier im Mittelmeerraum“ took place at Ghent University, Belgium.

Friday, November 4th 2016   (9:00-18:00)

Maxine Anastasi: Connecting the pots: an exercise in tracing trade networks beyond Phoenician and Punic Malta 

Aaron Schmitt: What do we (seem to) know about modes of production and distribution in the Phoenician homeland during the late 8th until the 4th century 

Adriano Orsingher: Interactions between Cyprus and the Levant during Iron Age II: evidence for a connection between Amathus and Akhziv (via Tyre?)   

Henrike Michelau: Das Verbreitungsgebiet der phönizischen Stelen 

Iván Fumado Ortega: Fluid connections. Hydraulic works across the Phoenician-Punic Mediterranean and beyond 

Sophie Helas: Die Präsenz der Phönizier in Mittelitalien 

Eric Gubel & Vanessa Boschloos: The Corpus of Phoenician and Punic Antiquities: Progress Report from Belgium   


Saturday, November 5th 2016   (9:00 - 12:00)

Josephine Crawley Quinn: The Oxford Centre of Phoenician and Punic Studies 

Bärbel Morstadt: Projektbericht: Die Phönizier und das Metall auf Sardinien 

José Luis López Castro: The Early Phoenician Colonization in the Western Mediterranean 

Colloquium 'Les Phéniciens, les Puniques et les autres', Paris (13-14.05.2016) presents itself in a poster at the Journées d'étude: Les Phéniciens, les Puniques et les autres : échanges et identités entre le monde phénico-punique et les différents peuples de l’Orient ancien et du pourtour méditerranéen

Organised by Luisa Bonadies, Iva Chirpanlieva and Elodie Guillon, in collaboration with the Laboratoire Orient et Méditerranée (UMR 8167/équipe Mondes Sémitiques) and the support of the laboratoires ARSCAN (UMR 7041), PLH-ERASME ( EA 4601)(Université de Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès), Centre Camille Jullian (UMR 7299) and the Institut Universitaire de France.

Full programm here and more information here. The publication of the proceedings is scheduled for the end of 2017.

CAPP meeting, Tunis (26-27.03.2015)

A two-day meeting of the directors of the national commitees took place in Tunis on 26 and 27 March 2015. Aims of the meeting are to discuss the progress of the project, international collaborations and new partnerships.


  • 2017: Last session of imaging Phoenician and Punic coins at the Royal Library of Belgium with the KU Leuven Portable Light Dome.

Featured publications

A study of Carthaginian pottery kept at the RMAH, undertaken by Alice Caltabiano (Montreal) appeared in Rivista di Studi Fenici (42/2-2014)

Pottery from Uzita temporarily stored in Gent was discussed in a paper by A. Perugini and K. Ryckbosch (2015) and with R. Docter (2017)

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