(VELINO) Roma, 7 Oct - A conference on "Archaeology in the Mediterranean Region:...

(VELINO) Roma, 7 Oct - A conference on "Archaeology in the Mediterranean Region: a Cultural and Economic Challenge for a better future," promoted by the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington and organized by Roberto Nardi, will be held on 12 October in conjuction with the the opening of the exhibition "The Ancient Giants of Mont'e Prama: From Stone Fragments to a New Image for Sardinia". Th exhibition, sponsored by the Region Sardinia, features a series of exclusive photographs of Mont'e Prama portraying giant statues of archers, boxers, warriors and models of nuraghe (cone-shaped stone towers) dating from the 9th - 8th century B.C., that photographer Araldo De Luca took for Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (CCA) of Rome. As regards the conference, professors Nardi and Andreina Costanzi Cobau will present their conservation work on different monuments and archaeological sites in the Mediterranean region. Challenges still to be faced in order to preserve history will be discussed during the meeting. Nardi is the founder of the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (CCA), a private company specialized in the conservation of ancient monuments and archaeological sites. He has directed over 50 projects and training courses in 14 countries. Costanzi Cobau graduated in conservation of paintings at the Istituto Centrale del Restauro in Rome and in 1982 she joined CCA. She is now a CCA partner and is in charge of mural painting conservation and related documentation. vel