Dr. Maria Gabriella Micale

After having read Literature and Oriental Archaeology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Maria Gabriella Micale gained a doctorate at the same university with investigations on architectural images on neo-assyrian reliefs. Since 2010 she has been involved within the research project  “Ebla Chora. The Early State and its Chora. Towns, Villages and Landscape at Ebla in Syria during the 3rd millennium BC” of the University of Rome. Besides that she took part in diverse excavational projects in Iraq, Turkey and Syria and taught Archaeology at the Universities of Brno (Czech Reublic) and Aleppo (Syria). Since 2010 Maria Gabriella Micale is the researcher in charge of the investigations on the persian and hellenic coroplastics in Ebla and co-director of archeologic prospectings in Tell Munbatah and Tell Sabha. She carries out her research at Topoi as DRS-COFUND Research Fellow.

Further Activities

Selection. For a detailed CV please visit Maria Gabriella Micale`s website on academia.edu.

since 2013 Iraq (Kurdistan), Qars Shemamok-Kilizu (Erbil, Federal region of Iraqi Kurdistan): member of the french archaeological expedition at Qasr Shemamok, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris-Sorbonne). Director: Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault
2010-2014 Syria, Tell Munbatah and Tell Sabha: archaeologist in charge of the field activities (surveys and soundings; due to the Syrian crisis, only the survey portion was conducted in 2010), documentation and studies of Tell Munbatah and Tell Sabha (Syria, province of Khanaser, region of Aleppo), within the ERC Ebla-Chora Project, principal investigator Prof. Paolo Matthiae
2007 Turkey, Seyitömer: archaeologist and field coordinator at the Seyitömer Rescue Project, Dumlupinar Üniversitesi of Kuhtaya, director Prof. Nejat Bilgen
since 2000 Syria, Tell Mardikh-Ebla: member of the italian archaeological expedition to Ebla, Sapienza University of Rome, Director Prof. Paolo Matthiae
2018 Freie Universität Berlin, BA Seminar: Tell Mardikh/Ebla and the Art and Architecture of Syria in 3rd and 2nd millennia: Local Elements and Inter-Regional Perspectives
2015/2016 Freie Universität Berlin, MA Interdisciplinar Seminar: Paläste in Mesopotamien: Quellen, Befunde, Bewertungen.
2015 Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie. BA seminar class: Urban Planning and Architecture in Middle- and Neo-Assyrian Periods
2013, 2015, 2017 Czech Republic, Masaryk University of Brno, Faculty of Arts. Full-time class. Course: Specifity of Archaeological Research in the Near East (PAPVA_23)
2010/2011 Syria, University of Aleppo, Faculty of Humanities and Literature, Department of Archaeology. Full-time class. Master-Course: Archaeology of Ancient Anatolia
2009/2010 Syria, University of Aleppo, Faculty of Humanities and Literature, Department of Archaeology. Seminar: History and Method of Archaeological Researches of pre-classical and classical Syria (Master Course)


  • Researcher responsible for the Sapienza University of Rome in the GRISSO (Gruppo di Ricerca Interdisciplinare di Storia degli Studi Orientali), Interdisciplinary Research Group for the History of Oriental Studies at CNR-ISMA (Institute for Ancient Mediterranean Studies – National Center for Research)
  • Titular of the study and the publication of the Persian-Hellenistic Coroplastic from Tell Mardikh/Ebla.
  • Field co-director of the excavation activities and surveys of Tell Munbatah and Tell Sabha (Syria, province of Khanaser, Aleppo region), scientific director and coordinator Prof. Paolo Matthiae
  • Consultant in the construction of an interactive virtual model of neo-Assyrian Nimrud, in cooperation with University of N.Y. at Buffalo and Learning Sites Inc. in Williamstown, scientific direction and coordination: Prof. Samuel M. Paley (†), Dr. Donald H. Sanders.
  • Archaeologic consultant in the italian-syrian cooperation project “Territorial enhancement and social-economic support to the rural communities of Ebla (Syria)”, Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs – General Directorate Cooperation to the Development and IAM.B. (Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari).
  • Editor and graphic designer of the Newsletter of the Near Eastern Section of the Department of History, Archaeology and Anthropology (University of Rome “La Sapienza”)
  • Editing board member of Contributi e Materiali di Archaeologia Orientale  and Studi Eblaiti (Sapienza Università di Roma ed.)