Thursday, January 27, 2011

Berlin museum unveils Tell Halaf Adventure

A collection of statues dating back roughly 3,000 years will go on display in Berlin this weekend.

Unearthed by German archaeologist Max von Oppenheim during an 1899 expedition in what is now north-east Syria, the artefacts were almost completely destroyed during World World II.

However, they have been painstakingly pieced back together during a lengthy reconstruction process and now form a new exhibition at the Pergamon Museum known as The Tell Halaf Adventure.

People staying in Berlin hotels will be able to enjoy the display, which is named after the Syrian location where the statues were discovered, from January 28th to August 14th.

The Pergamon, located on Berlin's famous Museum Island, is one of the city's most popular cultural attractions.

Known throughout the world for its archaeological exhibits, the museum is open daily between 10:00 and 18:00 local time, with admission priced at €10 (£8.60).

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1 comment:

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,
The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.