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April 26, 2012






Scandizzo P. L & Co. Rehabilitation and reuse of the Citadel of Damascus (CEIS, 2007), Final Report


Serra, G. Ecotourism in the Palmyra Desert, Feasibility Study (Birdlife International, 2007), available at


Egyptian-Italian Environmental-Cooperation Program (EIECP) Phase II: Institutional Support to Supreme Council of Antiquities for Environmental Monitoring and Management of Cultural Heritage Sites: Applications to Fayoum Oasis and North Saqqara Necropolis (ISSEMM),  Project Document, 2002, available at


Cultural Heritage, Tourism & Urban Development, Document Project updated on June 2011,            



IMPLEMENTATION COMPLETION AND RESULTS REPORT(IDA-36320 IDA-3632A), Project Document by the World Bank, 2009


IMPLEMENTATION COMPLETION REPORT (IDA-34010 PPFI-Q1430 PPFI-Q1431), Project Document by the World Bank, 2005


The Copalita Eco-Archaeological Park, FONATUR & GDU, 2004,


Culture as the Fourth Pillar of Sustainable Development, Keith Nurse, FAO, 2006




Sustainable Development and cultural heritage conservation: some notes on a methodology and the example of Amrit, Gaetano Palumbo,


Cultural Heritage, North East New South Wales,


The Historical Background of Urkesh and the Hurrian Beginnings in the Northern Mesopotamia, Piotr Steinkeller, Harvard University, Cambridge.


Urkesh and the Question of the Hurrian Homeland, by Giorgio and Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati, Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, 175, nš2, 2007


Urkesh and the Question of Early Hurrian Urbanism, G.Buccellati, University of California, Los Angeles.


Urkesh and the North: Recent Discoveries, Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati, Los Angeles


Tell Mozan, ancient Urkesh – at a glance, on the official website


The Mozan/Urkesh Arcaheological Project: an Integrated Approach of Spatial Technologies, F.Buccellati, N. Dell’Unto, M.Forte, International Institute for Msopotamian Area Studies (IIMAS) and CNR ITABC, Rome


Urkesh as Tell Mozan: Profiles of the Ancient City, G.Buccellati, University of California, Los Angeles; Tell Mozan . Avisitor’s guide , G.Buccellati & M.Kelly-Buccellati, 2007


 Middle Bronze Age economy and ecology in northern Syria: Tell Mozan,


The development of economy and environment from the Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age in Northern Syria and the Levant. A case-study from the Upper Khabur region, Katleen Deckers & Simone Riehl


International conventions and agreements relevant to the conservation of migratory birds and management of bird hunting in the MTCs, Synthesis Report, 2007


Agricultural Policy Impact on the Stability of Farm Income and Water Use in the North-East of the Syrian Arab Republic, Ahmad Sadiddin


Syrian agricolture at the crossroads, FAO


Biological Diversity. National  Report. Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and Report to the Conference of the Parties, NBSAP Project SY/97/G31, UNDP & NBU.


Changing growing conditions for crops during the Near Eastern Bronze Age (3000–1200 BC): the stable carbon isotope evidence, Simone Riehl, Konstantin E. Pustovoytov, Reid A. Bryson,


Local Holocene environmental indicators in Upper Mesopotamia: Pedogenic carbonate record vs. archaeobotanical data and archaeoclimatological models by Simone Riehl, Konstantin E. Pustovoytov, Sara Hotchkiss, Reid A. Bryson,


The Travel & Tourism. Competitiveness Report 2009. Managing in a Time of Turbulence, World Economic Forum, 2009


Enabling poor rural people to overcome poverty in Syria, IFAD


(UNESCO, 2011) Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention, WHC. 11/01, 21


p.25, UNESCO [2009], Authenticity and integritā in the context of cultural landscape, in World Heritage Cultural Landscape. A Handbook for Conservation and Management, World Heritage, paper 26


 Aga Khan Trust for Culture [2005], Al-Azhar Park, Cairo, and the revitalisation of Darb Al-Ahmar or


ARC [2010], EGYPT: Cairo rubbish dump converted into public park,


European Commission (2002), Using natural and cultural heritage for the development of sustainable tourism in non-traditional tourism destinations


Anna Monaci (2009), Shali - a matter of conservation - results of the cultural heritage activities of the Italo-Egyptian development cooperatio project- "Protection and promotion of cultural heritage and development of eco-tourism activities in the Siwa Oasis", 2006-2009
(Il Prato), Saonara (Pd)


Adams, M. 2006, The Future of Sustainability: Re‐thinking Environment and Development in the Twenty‐first Century. In: The Future of Sustainability. IUCN 


World Commission on Environment and Development (1987), Our Common Future