Pal.M.A.I.S.

GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF ANTIQUITIES AND MUSEUMS OF SYRIA
UNIVERSITY OF MILAN
المديرية العامة للآثار و المتاحف
جامعة أبحاث ميلانو

ACKNOLEDGEMENTS




Our sincere thanks go first to Dr. Bassam Jamous, General Director of Antiquities and Museums and to Dr. Michel al-Maqdissi, Director of Excavations and Archaeological Studies of Syria, who both granted approval and support to this new research project at Palmyra.

We especially thank prof. Michel Gawlikowski, prof. Christiane Delplace and prof. Jacqueline Dentzer-Feydy, who all supported and encouraged our project.

Our gratitude for the scientific assistance and the financial support goes to prof. Enrico Decleva, Magnifico Rettore of University of Milan, to prof. Elio Franzini, Director of Faculty of Letters, and to prof. Giuseppe Zanetto and prof. Maria Patrizia Bologna, who succeeded each other in the Direction of the Department of Sciences of Antiquities.

We thank Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in particular DGPCC Uff. V - Settore Archeologia) for its provision of funds, granted to the Mission since 2008.

We also thank the Director of Antiquities of Palmyra (and Co-Director of the Mission) Waleed al As'ad, the Director of Palmyra Museum Khalil al Hariri, and all the staff of the Museum, for the help and the continuous support offered to the various activities of the Mission.

Last but not least, we deeply thank the Italian Embassy in Damascus and in particular H.E. Ambassador Dr. Achille Amerio for his great and kind attention to our project.



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