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The Tell Halaf Adventure
21 July 2011, 7:00 p.m.
congress for adults
International Colloquium from 21.-23.7.2011 as part of the exhibition "The Tell Halaf Adventure"
The start of excavation activities at Tell Halaf by Max von Oppenheim in 1911 marked the start of the archaeological exploration of north-east Syria as a whole. This region, which had up to that point been overshadowed by the major discoveries in north and south Mesopotamia, has increasingly been the focus of new research, especially in the last few decades. There is unbroken scholarly interest in the region, something which is evident in the number of digs currently under way.
Many questions are still up for debate: distinct chronological periods still have to be drawn up and their applicability checked. Typical characteristics in architecture and artistic styles have to be identified and compared with those from other excavations finds so that existent or missing connections between them can be pinpointed.
Since the bulk of the excavation results are still only known from preliminary reports, we still lack comparative summaries of the wider region that go some way to revealing its importance and cultural historical development as a whole. It is against this backdrop that the conference has agreed to meet. The personal gathering of archaeologists currently active in north-east Syria allows the most recent excavation finds to be presented and facilitates an exchange of information that would otherwise be very difficult to achieve. It also provides us with an opportunity to hold debates, as well as come up with suggestions in resolving a host of questions.
Participation in the colloquium is free.
Please fill in the registration form and send it by the 1st of July 2011 at the latest per mail, fax or email to:
Dr. Lutz Martin
Fax: +49 30 20 90 - 5302
Meeting point: Foyer | Information
Costs: Teilnahme kostenlos | Participation is free