Am 2. Juni 2020 diskutierte DAFG-Vorstandsmitglied Botschafter (a.D.) Bernd Mützelburg mit Studierenden der
13 November 2019, 6 p.m.
DAI Wiegand-Haus, Peter-Lenné-Str. 28 - 30, 14195 Berlin
DAI - Deutsches Archäologisches Institut is organizing this lecture by Prof. Dr. Peter M.M.G. Akkermans (Leiden University), who will discuss the results of recent surveys and excavations in the Jebel Qurma region, situated in the basalt desert of North-Eastern Jordan. It focusses on new datasets from settlements, burials, rock-art, and inscriptions, which allowed the local peoples to successfully exploit their inherently marginal landscapes in the Bronze Age and Iron Age. The lifeways of the inhabitants of the “periphery” of the kingdoms and empires of the ancient Levant will be brought into focus, casting new light on the cultural significance of the vast Levantine and Arabian desert and its ancient peoples.
The lecture will be held in English.