Iraq, Tell Harmal

Reexamination of the stratigraphy of Tell Harmal (Iraq)

The excavations in Tell Harmal were carried out from 1997 to 1999 by Dr. Peter Miglus on behalf of the Orient Department of the German Archeaological Institute. The work was supported by the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage of Iraq, represented by Laith M. Hussein.




Canal made of brick © DAITell Harmal, the ancient city of Shaduppum, is situated in the southeastern periphery of Baghdad.


Temple F  © DAI

The research serves the preparation of the final publication of the former excavations in the years 1945-1951. The new excavations focused on unresolved stratigraphical and chronological problems. It yielded a wealth of information concerning the settlement of the site in the early 2nd millennium BC (Isin-Larsa-Period).




Previous Activities

Chamber at the city wall © DAI

The aim of the project was reached in 1999. At the moment further research in Tell Harmal is not planned.




Prof. Dr. Peter Miglus
Universität Heidelberg - Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Vorderasiatische Archäologie
Marstallhof 4
D-69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49-(0) 62 21/54 - 2540
Email: See also the private web page of the project Tell Harmal.


Laith M. Hussein - Peter A. Miglus 1998, Tell Harmal - Die Frühjahrskampagne 1997, Baghdader Mitteilungen 29, 35-46; Laith M. Hussein - Peter A. Miglus 1999, Tell Harmal - Die Herbstkampagne 1998, Baghdader Mitteilungen 30, 101-113; Tall Harmal I - Rückblick auf die Ausgrabungen von 1945 bis 1963 und neue Forschungen (with Ulrike Bürger) (in progress).


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