The Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in partnership with NGS-National Geographic Society is hosting an international conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations – IV” from 8th – 15th October, 2017 at Delhi, Gandhinagar and Dholavira.
This conference is 4th in this series of ‘dialogues’ initiated by NGS in 2013 with a purpose to promote scholarly and public dialogue about the five ancient, literate civilizations of the world, i.e. Egypt, China, Mesopotamia, South Asia and Mesoamerica and how the study of the past can share our present and future towards the right direction.
In 2013, 1st conference of this series was launched in Guatemala followed by Turkey in 2014 and China in 2015. The present convention is the 4th in this series, with the concluding dialogue planned in Egypt.
The inaugural function was followed by a lecture by various renowned experts on various topics ranging from Harappan civilization to Aryan envasion.
International intellectual from different countries have participated in the Conference Prof. B.B. Lal (Harappan Civilization), Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli (Mayan Civilization), Prof. Augusta McMohan (Mesopotamian Civilization), Dr. Anna Latifa-Mourad (Egyptian Civilization) and Prof. Xinwei Li (Chinese Civilization).
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