Tell Halaf, Syria, northeast palace.
Museum of Ancient Near East (Berlin). Orthostates (9th century BC) from the palace in Tell Halaf.
Forgan Smith (building 1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Venue: Forgan Smith (building 1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

The Excavation of Tell Halaf, Syria

Tell Halaf is an archaeological site in north-eastern Syria, near the Turkish border. It dates to the 6th millennium BCE and was later the location of the Aramaean city-state of Guzana/Gozan. We will hear about the discovery of the site in 1899 by Baron Max von Oppenheim, the subsequent history of the excavations by him and others, and the fate of its remarkable remains – the so-called "Halaf Culture".

Non-members are welcome. A donation of $10 per person includes entry in the lucky door prize and afternoon tea. Afternoon tea will be held in E318, Forgan Smith Building.