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

and with the participation of:
Ministero Affari Esteri Italia
Université de Bordeaux
International Institute for Geo-Information
Science and Earth Observation
Addis Ababa University
Centro di Geotecnologie
Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine
Oromia Region

Word of thank

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

  • Ministero degli Affari Esteri (1999 to present), Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II" (1999-2002) and Università di Roma "La Sapienza" (2003-2017), Italy
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Région Aquitaine, France
  • The Palarq Foundation (2019 to present)
  • i-Portunus, Creative Europe Program of the European Union (2021)

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