Archaeological Map



Within the framework of the project ” Revitaliser la valorisation du patrimoine archéologique de l’Irak “, supported by a Fonds de solidarité pour les projets innovants, les sociétés civiles, la francophonie et le développement humain (FSPI) of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Archaïos is in charge of the archaeological survey and analysis of the damages linked to erosion and looting (via pedestrian survey) on the site of Larsa (Iraq).

The new French archaeological mission at Larsa, led by Régis Vallet (CNRS-Ifpo) began its work in May 2019, after a 30-year hiatus. Survey was one of the first operations carried out on the site to document the sectors to be excavated as a priority in autumn 2019. In order to systematically cover this immense urban site of more than 200 hectares, Archaïos’s team defined a new methodology combining topographical survey with the more common method of grid survey. This method enabled us to carry out an initial precise inventory of the site, and to cover a little over 100 hectares during the first four weeks of fieldwork, i.e. almost the entire northern half of the site.


Jessica Giraud (Archaïos)
Zahra Hashemi (Associate researcher, UMR 7041 ArScAn)
Jean-Jacques Herr (Associate researcher, UMR 7041 ArScAn and Stipendiat des Peshdar Plain Projects der Alexander von Humboldt-Professur für die Alte Geschichte des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens)
Mathilde Mura (PhD Student, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR 7041 ArScAn)
Valentina Oselini (PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology, Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità, Sapienza – Università di Roma)
Ali Othman (PhD)
Marie-Aliette Pot (PhD Student, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR 7041 ArScAn)
Johnny Samuele Baldi (Researcher, CNRS)


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