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The Tell Halaf Adventure
Thu 21 April 2011, 7:00 p.m.
lecture for adults
Lecture held in German as part of the special exhibition 'The Tell Halaf Adventure'
Speaker: Dr. Annegret Nippa, Institute of Ethnology at Leipzig University
Even during his first journey through the steppes, cultivated areas and cities of Arabia, Max von Oppenheim not only showed he was very knowledgeable about the region and its history, he also demonstrated a keen talent for observation that allowed him to create vivid descriptions of the diverse, historic landscapes he saw. The scope of his interests, which stretched from ancient Near Eastern archaeology up to modern rail construction, was matched by his near complete open-mindedness in accepting the hospitality of people from all manner of ethnic or religious backgrounds and from varying social strata. Only very few outsiders maintained such intense and lasting contact with the cattle rearing nomads of northern Arabia as Oppenheim did, who even managed to keep friendly relations with members from inimical tribes.
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Meeting point: Foyer / Information
Costs: 3 Euro // Der Besuch der Ausstellung ist bei Zahlung des üblichen Eintrittspreises möglich.