Cultural cooperation between Iraq and Italy in the field Of archeology (1963-1979 AD)In The Iraq Press
Keywords:cooperation in the field of antiquities 1963-1979 AD, the Italian Archaeological Mission
This research came to shed light on the nature of cultural cooperation between Iraq and Italy in the field of antiquities during the years 1963-1979 and its impact on the course of development of relations between the two countries, as antiquities are a basic pillar in cultural cooperation and an important factor towards shaping bilateral relations between the two countries, as antiquities represent a factor in strengthening cultural relations between The two countries because the antiquities represent an important value to most of the peoples of the world. The fact that Iraq is one of the oldest civilizations in the world has prompted most countries to delve into searching for its antiquities in order to learn about its civilization. Italy was one of those countries, which prompted it to send a mission to excavate the antiquities of Iraq. It succeeded in doing so. This helped to develop the relationship between the two countries and reveal historical stages and eras of civilization in Mesopotamia. This success achieved by the Italian mission contributed to the establishment of the Iraqi-Italian Center for the Maintenance of Monuments in 1969 AD, and in the same year the Iraqi-Italian Institute of Archeology was established, which contributed In the further development of relations between the two countries in the field of antiquities.