Kani Shaie is a small site consisting of a fourteen meter high main mound and a low extension to its north. The entire site covers no more than one hectare, while the main mound itself is only c. 60 m in diameter. Despite its small size, Kani Shaie is one of the most prominent and largest …
The Kani Shaie Archaeological Project was set up as an international collaboration between André Tomé and Ricardo Cabral of the CEAAP and the University of Coimbra and Steve Renette of the University of Pennsylvania. The project aims to provide new data and an understanding of interregional interaction, the development of socio-political complexity, and technological developments in the ancient Near East, from the Bronze Age to Classical Antiquity. The region of Kani Shaie has always been a part of major communication and trade routes that connected east and west, such as the Silk Road.
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FINDS IN 3D
See in 3D some of the finds discovered in our excavations at Kani Shaie
The Kani Shaie Archaeological Project is headed by Steve Renette from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and André Tomé and Ricardo Cabral of the University of Coimbra and the Center of Archaeology, Arts and Heritage - CEAACP (Portugal). Both institutions have long traditions in archaeology and have set up cooperative ties in support of this research in Kurdistan. This project would not be …