Giovanni Pettinato

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Giovanni Pettinato (April 30, 1934 in Troina – May 19, 2011 in Rome) was a paleographer of writings from the ancient Near East, specializing in the Eblaite language,[1] His major contributions to the field include the deciphering of the Eblaite script, discovered by P. Matthiae in 1974–75.[2][3][4][5]

Pettinato graduated from Heidelberg in 1968, where he had studied for ten years. In 1968 he began teaching Assyriology at the University of Rome.[6]

Pettinato died on May 19, 2011 at the age of 76. He was an emeritus of several associations, including the Accademia dei Lincei[7] and authored several publications about the Sumerian and Mesopotamian civilizations.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ebla, a new look at history - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  2. ^ Moorey, 1991, p.150–152.
  3. ^ Freeman, Tzvi. "Is there evidence of Abraham's revolution? - The Big Picture". Chabad.org. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  4. ^ Gabriela Cañas (1983-11-25). "El investigador de la lengua de Ebla cree haber descubierto un mundo de hace 5.000 años" (in Spanish). Elpais.com. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  5. ^ Carlo Forin (2006-08-31). "Auditorium - Tesi e ricerche di arte , archeologia e storia" (in Italian). Auditorium.info. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  6. ^ "Prof. Dr. Giovanni Pettinato" (in German). Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  7. ^ "Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei - Premi e borse di studio - Premi del Ministro della Pubblica Istruzione finora conferiti" (in Italian). Lincei.it. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  8. ^ Anna Barysava (2011-05-24). "Prof. Dr. Giovanni Pettinato". Uni-heidelberg.de. Retrieved 2011-06-06.