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Chiara Della Puppa

PhD Candidate

C. Della Puppa
+31 71 527 2727

PhD research

Chiara is working on a linguistic study of the Safaitic inscriptions from Jebel Qurma, a region in northeastern Jordan. The term Safaitic refers to the script used to carve thousands of inscriptions located in the Ḥarrah, a basaltic desert stretching from southern Syria through northern Jordan to northern Saudi Arabia. The language of the inscriptions can be defined as a continuum of Old Arabic dialects.

Supervisors:  Dr. A. Al-Jallad and  Prof. dr. P.M.M.G. Akkermans


2013-2014: MA Arabic Studies (cum laude, Leiden University), thesis: 'Selected inscriptions from Wādī Al-Qaṣṣāb: a translation with philological commentary' supervised by Dr. A. Al-Jallad.

2008-2012: BA Languages, History and Cultures of the Arabo-Islamic Countries (cum laude, University of Naples “L’Orientale”), thesis: 'Terminologia dell’aratro nei dialetti neoarabi' supervised by Prof. R. Contini.

PhD Candidate

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • World Archaeology
  • Near Eastern

Work address

Van Steenis Building
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number FLEX



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