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The Tell Halaf Adventure | Tell Halaf Tomb 16


During an expedition in the Middle East in 1899, Max Freiherr von Oppenheim (1860-1946), heir to a banking family and diplomat from Cologne, unearthed the remains of a palace dating from the early 1st millennium BC, on the Tell Halaf mound in what is today north-east Syria.

Almost 60 years after the destruction of the collection, one of the largest restoration projects began: the restoration of the monumental stone images and relief slabs from 27,000 fragments. German and Syrian archaeologists have been working together at Tell Halaf since 2006. Among the discoveries in 2007/2008 was a small tomb from the 11th century BC, which took three weeks to examine and recover. The work, which was carried out very precisely, was documented in detail with the video camera, resulting in several hours of film material. The short film gives an impression of the painstaking but also exciting uncovering of the tomb.

The Tell Halaf Project - founded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

The Tell Halaf Adventure
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Video Series: The Tell Halaf Adventure (Film)
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