Affiliation: Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisia
Dr. Nejib ben Lazreg is a researcher with the Institut National du Patrimoine in Tunisia, and is also the Curator of the Salakta Archaeological Museum, the Lamta Museum, and the Roman sites in the Sahel region of Tunisia (Lepti Minus, Thapsus, and Sullecthum). He holds his degrees from the Facult√© des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Tunis (M.A., Ph.D.) and has trained in mosaics conservation with ICCROM. His area of specialization is the mosaics of Roman Tunisia, and he has conducted surveys of the Roman and late Roman pottery kilns in central Tunisia, of Tunisia’s changing coast line through history, and of archaeological maps of Moknine and La Chebba in Tunisia. He has conducted excavations throughout Tunisia, including at Carthage, the Punic necropolis of Erg el Ghazouani, the Punic fort of Ras Drak in El Haouaria, and most recently at Salacta (Sullecthum), Lamta, and Thapsis. He is the AIA’s Kress Lecturer for 2009/2010.