CE27 - Culture, créations, patrimoine

Study, preservation and valuation of the episcopal monuments ok Cuicul-Djemila (Algeria) – EPICUR

Submission summary

The archaeology of the 19th and first half of the 20th century strongly affected the cultural heritage of ancient sites through numerous and extensive excavations using improper methods As a result, a considerable information was lost, and the management of the sites was difficult to ensure. In view of this situation, the Epicur project is taking up the challenge of re-examining the remains that have been uncovered in the past. It examines the emblematic case of the episcopal group of Cuicul-Djemila (Algeria), registered on the world heritage (Unesco), using non-invasive research protocol based on new technologies.
Its objective is to show how ancient discoveries still hold significant potential. Their rational exploitation advances the research by ensuring their conservation through documentation, and also by promoting the results through training, publications, museography and digital technology.

Project coordination

Daniel Istria (Laboratoire d'Archéologie Médiévale et Moderne en Méditerranée)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


AOROC Archéologie et philologie d'Orient et d'Occident
Université de Sétif 2 / Laboratoire d'archéologie
LA3M Laboratoire d'Archéologie Médiévale et Moderne en Méditerranée

Help of the ANR 365,315 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: January 2020 - 36 Months

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