In 2013, the University of Udine established a new project devoted to the training of the Duhoc, Akre and Zakho Directorates of Antiquities and to the recording, conservation and management of the network of canals, aqueducts and rock reliefs creted by the Assirian King Sennachrib in the Duhoc region. The project was conducted with the strategic financial support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and the Ministry for Cultural Properties and Activities (MIBAC).
The University of Udine and the Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage (National Research Council) carried out the recording programme on the northern part of the Assyrian irrigation system in the Duhok region. The project was performed with the cooperation and local support of the KRG Directorate General of Antiquities and the Duhok Directorate of Antiquities.
The first phase of the methodological path consisted of the acquisition of the cartographic documentation relating to the archaeological complex…
The project is aimed at the conservation of cultural heritage and the strengthening of the local economy through the creation of an Archaeological Environmental Park.
Sennacherib’s irrigation system was built by the Neo-Assyrian ruler to bring water to his new capital, Nineveh, and to irrigate its hinterland.