Università di Roma La Sapienza
Lorenzo Nigro (Rome, 1967), PhD, is Professor of Near Eastern and Phoenician Punic Archaeology in the Faculty of Letters, Dept. of Oriental Studies at Sapienza University of Rome. He is an archaeologist with 25 years of experience on the field in the Near East and the Mediterranean. Since 2002 he is the Director of Sapienza University Expedition to Motya, a Phoenician colony in Western Sicily, and of the Expedition to Palestine & Jordan (2004-2019) carrying on projects at the sites of Tell es-Sultan
(ancient Jericho), Tell Abu Zarad (ancient Tappuah), and Bethlehem in Palestine; and Khirbet al-Batrawy, a 3rd millennium BC early city, Rujum al-Jamous in Jordan.
He coordinated several programs for Cultural Heritage protection in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan.
His studies address pre- classical societies in the Levant and the Mediterranean ranging from architecture to metallurgy, from pottery to art, with a major focus on contextual archaeology, safeguard, as well as on historical and cultural synchronization and conceptualization of Levantine and Mediterranean civilizations as part of Humankind Cultural Heritage. He is among the highest ranked scholars in Levantine and Mediterranean Archaeology in Scopus and academia.edu.