ISSN: 0393-0300
e-ISSN: 2532-5159
Rivista Open Access

Vicino Oriente is an archaeological journal of the Departments of Sciences of Antiquity and of Oriental Studies of Sapienza University of Rome.
VO Journal is published yearly and deals with Near and Middle Eastern, and Egyptian ancient Art and Archaeology, History, and Epigraphy, extending its view on the whole Mediterranean and North Africa with the study of Prehistory and Phoenician and Punic documents.
Purposes of the journal are:

  • to host preliminary reports of excavations currently carried on by Sapienza University of Rome and other research Institutions in the Near and Middle East, Egypt and the Mediterranean;
  • to report about and update the status of research projects in progress in the same field of studies;
  • to introduce PhD projects currently undergoing in Sapienza University of Rome dealing with the main topics of the Journal;
  • to account the activities of the Museum of Near East, Egypt and Mediterranean of Sapienza University of Rome.

Papers submitted to the Editorial Board must be typed according to author guidelines and must be submitted through the appropriate e-mail address. Proposed papers are submitted to double-blind review and, when accepted, they are subjected to the editorial procedure according to the standard procedure reported at the page Peer Review.

Vicino Oriente is indexed by ERIHPLUS , DOAJ , SHERPA ROMEO

Current Issue



L. Warbinek - The -šepa theonyms in the Hittite pantheon

F. Spagnoli - Il Santuario di Ras il-Wardija: la prima campagna di scavi 2021 della Missione archeologica a Gozo dell’Università di Roma «La Sapienza»

S. Seminara - Parcere subiectis et debellare superbos.
The Stele of Vultures as exemplary narrative

C.G. Cereti - G. Terribili - Epigraphic findings at Paikuli (2018-2019).
A Preliminary Study

J. Bogdani - D. D’Erasmo - C. de Leone - A. Giordano - Digitising the Napoleonic map of Egypt. The creation and publication of an open data set for the reconstruction of the ancient Egyptian landscape

F. Genchi - M. Ramazzotti - N. Larosa - The organization of funerary space and arrangement of burials within the corridor-shaped Tomb LCG-2 at Dibbā al-Bayah Musandam, Sultanate of Oman

P. Buzi - A. Colonna - From the field to the web and back.
Resuming Archaeological Activities in Sudan

L. Nigro - F. Cappella - M. Achour - M. Fantar - Nuovi scavi a Cartagine. Rapporto preliminare sulla seconda campagna di scavi (2022) dell’Institut National du Patrimoine e dell’Università di Roma «La Sapienza»

D. Montanari - E.Z. Titi - Recent discoveries in Bethlehem (Palestine): results of the 8th (2022) Italian-Palestinian research season

I. Melis - A note on a head of Judean pillar figurine from Ramat Rahel in the Museum of Near East Egypt and Mediterranean

G. Capriotti Vittozzi - Some notes on the great enclosure wall of Tell el-Maskhuta I

G. Capriotti Vittozzi - Some notes on the great enclosure wall of Tell el-Maskhuta II

A. Iacoviello - The casemate building in Tell el-Maskhuta: reassessment of data and comparisons

M.C. Guidotti - Tell el-Maskhuta. Pottery from the areas adjacent to the walls (excavation campaign 2016)

E. Pfoh - Relazioni di patronato e la storia dell’antica Palestina: dal modello concettuale alle interpretazioni socio-politiche

N. Ferrante - La tessitura a Mozia: nuove evidenze