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Lessons and conferences

Generally, the approach of these last presentations is, on the one hand, to forego any attempt of completeness, and, on the other, to reverse the usual relationship between images and words, limiting the former to just a few, representative examples. Nevertheless, the purpose is complex presentation of a variety of components, and the hope is that the different elements in the presentation may be compatible with one another, complementary and harmonious: mythical and historical narrations; ideas and travel experiences, archaeological and architectural, natural and anthropological descriptions.

The Journey, or “iter” and “error”: from Changes of Place to Transformation of the Soul

The land of the Golden Fleece. The reign of the dead. The literary transformations of Ulysses and the anxiety of Faust.
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Pakistan

From Lahore to the Khunjerab Pass, the valley of blood
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From Damascus to the Wadi Rum

The Greco-Roman sites and their Muslim metamorphosis; from the temple of Jupiter Baal (Heliopolitan Zeus) in Baalbek to the Christian churches in Syria; the Nabataeans and the Jordan Desert
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From the Hindu and Buddhist Temples of the Nepalese Imperial Cities to the Sanctuary of Annapurna

Architecture and the Himalayas
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Two Neighbouring but Contrasting Countries

Yemen: cities on a plateau. Hadhramaut and Aden.
Fragments of Coptic Ethiopia: reminiscences of the Bible, the Blue Nile, Gondar, Lalibela
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