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Baghdad Branch of the Orient Department

The Baghdad Branch was founded in 1955 as the Baghdad Department and has been a part of the Orient Department since 1996. With its establishment, a constant, and very fruitful tradition of German archaeological research in Iraq has been persued and administrated. It's working focus encompasses Mesopotamian cultures from prehistoric times to the Islamic Middle Ages. The Branch is currently directed from Berlin. Since 2003 the focus of the work lies on the preservation of cultural heritage of Iraq. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Baghdad branch in 2005 the book "50 Jahre Forschungen im Irak 1955-2005" was published.

Library

Reference library with approx. 500 volumes and 15 periodicals.

Photo Archive

The photo collection covers all classes of monument, from the early Bronze Age to the Islamic Era, principally in Syria, the main focus of it being documentation of the Institute's excavation projects.

Archive

The branch office posesses an extensive study collection of archaeological finds from Uruk-Warka. Small finds, ceramics and test materials were received by Heidelberg during the 50s and 60s as part of the official division of finds with the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. The collection is curated by the University of Heidelberg and open to the general public.

Publications

From 1960 to 2006 appeared the Baghdader Mitteilungen(Baghdad Disclosures). Since 2007 they were incorporated as fascicle into the newly created annual "Zeitschrift für Orient-Archäologie". The Baghdader Forschungen(Baghdad Research) series is produced at irregular intervals. Ausgrabungen in Uruk-Warka, Endberichte, Endberichte (Excavations in Uruk-Warka, Final Reports) will be published as a further series.

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  • Πέμ, 03/20/2014 - 10:00 - Σάβ, 09/20/2014 - 15:00

    Ausstellung / Exposición Blick Mira!

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    Ausstellung „antike Architektur im Blick”

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Recent projects

  • 17.06.2014

    The tomb complexes K93.11/93.12 in Dra’ Abu el-Naga/Western Thebes (Luxor) more

  • 29.10.2013

    Dra' Abu el-Naga/Western Thebes more

  • 01.07.2013

    AEgArOn more

Completed projects

  • 10.01.2013

    Die Archäometallurgie des Sinai, Ägypten more

  • 30.07.2012

    Heliopolis more

  • 30.07.2012

    The coffin ensemble of Imeni and Geheset more

Recent publications

  • 19.05.2014

    Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens more

  • 19.05.2014

    Archäologische Veröffentlichungen more

  • 19.05.2014

    Sonderschriften des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Kairo more

Contact

The German Archaeological Institute (DAI) is a »scientific corporation« of the Federal Institution under the auspices of the Foreign Office. The staff of the Institute carries out research in the area of archaeology and in related fields and maintains relations with international scholars.
Furthermore, it organizes congresses, colloquia and tours, and informs the public through the media about its work.  

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