A new journal called "Studia Eblaitica" is due to appear in a few days, published by Harrassowitz Verlag of Wiesbaden
The aim of this new international journal is to contribute to developing the study of the interpretation and understanding of the ancient cultures of Syria, remaining as open as possible to the different methodologies and problems that characterize present-day research.
Thanks to the generous policy of international collaboration pursued by the cultural authorities of the Syrian Arab Republic, the increase in archaeological research in Syria, particularly from the 1970s on, opened up a series of new perspectives on the study of ancient Syria. The discovery of the Royal Archives of Ebla was decisive in this renaissance, as well as the role that Ebla played in establishing the very foundations of cultural development in ancient Syria.
This project originates at a time of serious crisis for Syria, whose plight does not even spare the country’s magnificent, thousand-year-old cultural heritage. It is also intended as the strongest of hopes for a not-too-distant future of peace, prosperity, harmony and justice for the whole of the Syrian people.
From the contents:
Agnese Vacca, Before the Royal Palace G. The Stratigraphic and Pottery Sequence of the West Unit of the Central Complex: The Building G5
Licia Romano, The Queen and the Veil. A Note about the Eblaic Votive Plaque
Marta D’Andrea and Agnese Vacca, The Northern and Southern Levant during the Late Early Bronze Age: A Reappraisal of the “Syrian Connection”
Paolo Matthiae, Cult Architecture at Ebla between Early Bronze IVA and Middle Bronze I: Continuity and Innovation in the Formative Phase of a Great Tradition. An Evaluation
Frances Pinnock, From Ebla to Guzana: The Image of Power in Syria between the Bronze and Iron Ages
Luca Peyronel, The “Outer Town” of Ebla during the Old Syrian Period. A Preliminary Analysis of the Off-Site Survey 2010
Sara Pizzimenti, A Hare in the Land of Lions. Analysis and Interpretation of the Leporid Symbol in the Old Syrian Glyptic
Andrea Polcaro, The Bone Talisman and the Ideology of Ancestors in Old Syrian Ebla: Tradition and Innovation in the Royal Funerary Ritual Iconography
Marta D’Andrea, Preliminary Notes on Some EB IVB Painted Simple Ware Shards from Ebla
Paolo Matthiae, Another Old Syrian Cylinder with Rashap’s Iconography
Paolo Matthiae, The Old Akkadian Lion-Dragon and Water at Ebla
Paolo Matthiae, Ishtar’s Beard and the Ishtar Eblaitu’s Licentious Image
Luca Peyronel, A Long-Barrel Carnelian Bead from Ebla. A New Evidence for Long-Distance Contacts b
between the Indus Valley and the Near East
Luca Peyronel, Bronze Balance Pan from the Southern Palace at Ebla