Sabina Antonini de Maigret
2017 Grant Recipient
The Italian Archaeological Mission in Yemen. Excavations at Barāqish/Yathill: The Temple of ʿAthtar dhu-Qabḍ and Extramural Areas
Since 1984, Dr. Sabina Antonini de Maigret has participated in numerous archaeological excavations and surveys in Yemen with the Italian Archaeological Mission. Dr. Antonini de Maigret has actively pursued her research interests at important archaeological sites, including Yalâ, Tamnaʿ, Barâqish and Ghaymân. She obtained a BA in Classical Archaeology at the University of Perugia and a PhD in Archaeology and Art History of the Near East at the University of Naples "L'Orientale", where she taught a series of courses on South Arabian Antiquities. Dr. Antonini de Maigret is the author of a numerous monographs and articles on South Arabian Archaeology and Art History and is currently Director of the Italian Mission in Yemen.
Dr. Sabina Antonini de Maigret, archaeologist and historian of South Arabian Art and Director of the Italian Archaelogical Mission in Yemen since 2011, is the lead researcher for this Shelby White and Leon Levy Program project. She participated in all archaeological campaigns for the excavation in Barâqish/Yathill and surveys in the nearby localities of Darb as-Sabî and Al-Manassa, in the Wâdî ash-Shaqab (1986-1987, 1989-1990, 2003-2007). Dr. Antonini de Maigret will be working with an Italian-French team, coordinating the process of digitization of the photographic material and excavation drawings related to Barâqish. She will coordinate the contributions of the researchers, oversee the development of the database and the consequent electronic publication of the material, as well as the production and publication of the monograph.