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Giorgio Buccellati is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures[1] and the Department of History at UCLA.[2] He was the founding director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.[3] He founded IIMAS – The International Institute for Mesopotamian Area Studies,[4] of which he is currently the Director. He has also been active as a publisher, having founded Undena Publications,[5] of which he is currently the General Editor. – For full details see the Personal website.


He has published extensively in the fields of Akkadian philology, linguistics and literature; cuneiform graphemics; history of Mesopotamian political institutions and religion; archaeology of Syria; digital systems applied to Mesopotamia. He has participated and directed archaeological projects in Iraq, Turkey, the Caucasus and especially Syria (Terqa, Urkesh).


  1. ^ {{cite web |url= |title=Giorgio Buccellat - UCLA Near Eastern Languages & Cultures Department | |date= |accessdate=2011-11-10 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl= |archivedate=2012-04-15 |df= }}
  2. ^ "Emeriti—History". Archived from the original on 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Faculty—Institute of Archaeology". Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  4. ^ "IIMAS". IIMAS. Retrieved 2011-11-10. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Undena Publications". Archived from the original on 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2011-11-10.