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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.

Further Information

Telephone:

++49-(0)3018-7711-0

Fax:
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E-Mail:
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Calendar

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  • 20/03/2014 - 20/09/2014

    Ausstellung / Exposición Blick Mira!

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  • 01/04/2014 - 04/04/2014

    The Horn of Africa in ancient times: phenomena of interregional contacts

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  • 01/04/2014 - 04/04/2014

    The Horn of Africa in ancient times: phenomena of interregional contacts

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  • 01/04/2014 - 04/04/2014

    The Horn of Africa in ancient times: phenomena of interregional contacts

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  • 03/04/2014 - 03/04/2014

    Lecture: Katja Piesker - Neues vom Göbekli Tepe. Zur Um-Baugeschichte der Anlage C und E

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  • 03/04/2014 - 03/04/2014

    Vortragsreihe am Donnerstag: Phönizische-punische Forschungen des CEFyP / ciclo de conferencias: los jueves feniciopúnicos del CEFyP

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  • 01/04/2014 - 04/04/2014

    The Horn of Africa in ancient times: phenomena of interregional contacts

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  • 07/04/2014 - 08/04/2014

    Kolloquium aus Anlass des 100jährigen Jubiläums der Ausgrabungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts in Athen

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  • 07/04/2014 - 08/04/2014

    Kolloquium aus Anlass des 100jährigen Jubiläums der Ausgrabungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts in Athen

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  • 09/04/2014 - 09/04/2014

    ΑΙΓΕΙΡΟΣ Vortragsreihe am Deutschen Archäologischen Institut Athen

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  • 09/04/2014

    SYRIEN – eine bedrohte Kulturlandschaft

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  • 23/04/2014 - 23/04/2014

    SYRIEN – eine bedrohte Kulturlandschaft

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  • 29/04/2014

    Griechen, Thraker und Römer in Bulgarien. Die archäologischen und kulturhistorischen Schätze des Landes

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  • 30/04/2014 - 30/04/2014

    SYRIEN – eine bedrohte Kulturlandschaft

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Recent projects

  • 22.11.2011

    Serbien, spätantiker Kaiserpalast more

  • 15.09.2011

    Rom, Kaiserpalast more

  • 07.08.2011

    Die Kaiserpaläste auf dem Palatin in Rom more

Completed projects

  • 31.05.2011

    Griechenland, Palairos more

  • 31.05.2011

    Griechenland, Plaghia-Halbinsel-Survey more

  • 31.05.2011

    Greece, Stratos more

Recent publications

  • 26.09.2011

    Wohnen in der klassischen Polis more

  • 25.09.2011

    Diskussionen zur Archäologischen Bauforschung more

  • 25.09.2011

    Peter Behrens, Theodor Wiegand und die Villa in Dahlem 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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