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Collections & departments Department of Near Eastern Antiquities

The historical and geographical context of our collection spans a nine-thousand year period from prehistory to the early Islamic Period, and encompasses an area stretching from North Africa to the Indus Valley and Central Asia, and from the Black Sea (Anatolia) to the Arabian peninsula (as far as the Indian Ocean).

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Director of department: Marielle Pic, senior curator


Arabic peninsula: Marielle Pic
The Levant / Cyprus / Bronze Age: Sophie Cluzan
Mesopotamia: Ariane Thomas
Anatolia / Late Antiquity: Vincent Blanchard
Pre- and protohistoric Iran: François Bridey
Iran; the Achaemenid and Sasanian Empires: Julien Cuny
Phoenicia / Judea / Punic: Hélène le Meaux

Research center

Head of center: Marianne Cotty
Documentary researchers: Salima Amann, Isabel Bonora, Laure-Cassandre Devic, Elisabet Goula-Iglesias, Jaroslaw Maniaczyk, Patrick Pouyssegur
Collection computerization: Nicolas Benoit
Draftswoman: Caroline Florimont

Registrar division

Head of division: Jorge Vasquez
Registrars: Mahmoud Alassi, Norbeil Aouici, Anne Mettetal-Brand, Christophe Personne

Administrative management division

Head of division: François Chevrollier
Secretary / Managerial Assistant: Nora Belkebla
Secretary: Christine Desse

Practical information

Research center

The research center is closed until further notice.

Accessible by appointment only, due to ongoing works
Email: marianne.cotty@louvre.fr
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 20 68 30
Proof of identity required
Location: Pavillon Mollien, 1st floor