For Scientists


Sapienza Rome Hochfeiler S.r.l.

The first version of the web site (published on
and graphically realized by Wim Feringa) was prepared thanks to a grant from:

culture 2000


and with the participation of:


Ministero Affari Esteri Italia


Université de Bordeaux


International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation

addis ababa

Addis Ababa University


Centro di Geotecnologie




Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine

Oromia Region


Word of thank

The Italian Archaeological Mission makes research at Melka Kunture and Balchit thanks to the financial support of:

  • Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II" (1999-2002) and Università di Roma "La Sapienza" (2003 to present), Italy
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Région Aquitaine, France

Grants for scientific publications were awarded by:

  • ISIAO (Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente)
  • IIPP (Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria)

Research permits are awarded by:

  • the Authority for Research & Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Federal Democratic republic of Ethiopia

The Italian Archaeological Mission is grateful for constant collaboration, support and interest, to:

  • ARCCH, the Oromia Culture and Tourism Bureau, and the National Museum of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • the Italian Embassy and the Italian Institute of Culture, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia