Some texts are currently available in German only. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Tell Halaf Adventure
6 August 2011, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
guided tour for adults
This unusual-sounding life's motto impressively sums up Max Freiherr von Oppenheim's (1860-1946) unshakable energy, resolve and joy of discovery. The discoverer and excavator of Tell Halaf - the site of a 3000 year-old royal palace in what is now north-east Syria - dedicated his life to exploring the 'Orient' and its history, using all resources available to him. At the same time, this motto of his also provides a clue to the fact that in his lifetime the son of a Jewish banking family was confronted with many strokes of misfortune. Extracts from his correspondence and anecdotes from his unpublished memoirs provide an entertaining and moving insight into the unusual career of this brilliant public figure.
Every 1st Saturday of the month, 3 p.m.
FON:: +49(0)30 266 - 42 4242 (Mo - Fr: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Fax: +49(0)30 266 - 42 2290
Meeting point: Foyer / Information
Costs: 5 EUR
Besucher-Dienste der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin