Giorgio Buccellati and Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati

Italy and USA

Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

For their achievements in the study of Hurrian culture and for highlighting its importance as the foundation of a great urban civilization, among the most flourishing in the ancient Near East in the third millennium BCE; for promoting a digital approach to the study of archaeology; for enhancing theoretical reflection on the nature of this discipline.

Giorgio Buccellati

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, UCLA
Professor Emeritus in the Department History Department of History, UCLA
Research Professor in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, Urkesh, Terqa
Director of the International Institute for Mesopotamian Area Studies (IIMAS)


Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati

Associated researcher in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA