Romolo Loreto, archaeologist, Associate Professor for the chair of Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East at the Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”. RL started his professional career as archaeologist in 2002 with the participation of the field work of the Italian archaeological Mission in the Republic of Yemen. Since 2011 RL is the Director of the Italian archaeological Mission in Saudi Arabia, Dumat al-Jandal. In 2013 he also launched the Italian restoration Mission in Saudi Arabia, both under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. In 2013 RL also created the University of Naples Archaeological Mission to the Sultanate of Oman, a multidisciplinary project composed by a team of experts and students operating in northern Oman Iron Age coastal environment and inner urban oases.