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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 11/25/2015 | 1270 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Gotland's Picture Stones

Episode 7: The keystone

The Gotland picture stone depository contains numerous fragments that have not yet been scientifically examined or evaluated. During his research Dr. Sigmund Oehrl happened upon a hitherto…

The keystone
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 11/18/2015 | 1591 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Gotland's Picture Stones

Episode 6: Gunnar in the snake pit

The heroic songs of the Edda tell of the fate of King Gunnar - who is known as King Gunnar in the Middle High German epic poem of the Nibelungenlied. He died after being locked up in a snake pit by…

Gunnar in the snake pit
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Annabel Bokern | 11/12/2015 | 1364 Views | Announcements

Menschen | Tun | Dinge

Forschungen zu Wert und Wandel von Objekten (Ausstellung und Buch)

So deutlich die wechselseitigen Beziehungen von Menschen und Dingen sind, so offensichtlich ist auch deren Vielgestaltigkeit. Dinge können zeitgleich ganz unterschiedliche Bedeutungen haben.…

Menschen | Tun | Dinge

Teil 2: Wechselausstellung noch bis 20. Dezember 2015 im Foyer des IG-Farben-Hauses

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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 11/11/2015 | 1500 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Gotland's Picture Stones

Episode 5: The dragon-slayer

The fate of King Gunnar (known as King Gunther in the Middle High German heroic poem Nibelungenlied), who was thrown into a snake pit by the king of the Huns, where he later dies, is also narrated…

The dragon-slayer
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 11/04/2015 | 1569 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Gotland's Picture Stones

Episode 4: Digital viking

Were the people of Gotland already familiar around 600 A.D. with the motif of the holy horseman known from later Christian iconography? In order to reveal the original carvings on the picture stone…

Digital viking
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 10/28/2015 | 2260 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Gotland's Picture Stones

Episode 3: Problems of picture stone research

The Gotland picture stones are not only relics from the age of the Vikings and their forebears, but also contemporary witnesses to developments in the field of archaeology. The colours they bear…

Problems of picture stone research
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Georgios Chatzoudis | 10/27/2015 | 956 Views | Interviews

"Auch in schwierigen Zeiten den Dialog aufrecht erhalten"

Interview mit Judith Thomalsky über Archäologie im Iran

Seit 1961 unterhält das Deutsche Archäologische Institut (DAI) eine Außenstelle in Teheran, um das reichhaltige archäologische Erbe des Irans zu erforschen. In der mehr als 50-jährigen Geschichte…

"Auch in schwierigen Zeiten den Dialog aufrecht erhalten"
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 10/21/2015 | 1600 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Gotland's Picture Stones

Episode 2: The Edda helps

What messages do the Gotland picture stones convey? What scientific means can be used to approach the stone depictions? Dr. Sigmund Oehrl shows how to read the engravings using the example of the…

The Edda helps
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 10/14/2015 | 6985 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Gotland's Picture Stones

Episode 1: Gotland, the unique island

The Swedish island of Gotland was used even by the Vikings’ forebears as an important trading centre. And even today, numerous historical remnants bear witness to the island’s colourful past.…

Gotland, the unique island
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Dr. Birte Ruhardt | 10/01/2015 | 1387 Views | 1 | Interviews

Von Druiden, Riesen und Computern

Interview mit Lilith Apostel zur Interpretationsgeschichte von Stonehenge

Vor einigen Wochen haben Archäologen tief in der Erde Überreste einer riesigen prähistorischen Anlage gefunden, die in den Medien schon als „Superhenge“ gewertet wird. Diese befindet sich nur drei…

Von Druiden, Riesen und Computern

Links: Stonehenge (Mike Parker Pearson et al.: Stonehenge Riverside Project Interim Report 2004, 1. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/research/2.4329/index), Rechts: Lilith Apostel

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Dr. Birte Ruhardt | 09/17/2015 | 1599 Views | Interviews

Bedrohung der Antiken - Archäologie im Nahen Osten

Interview mit Frauke Kenkel über ihre archäologische Arbeit in Jordanien

Seit Oktober 2013 ist Dr. Frauke Kenkel Direktorin des Deutschen Evangelischen Instituts für Altertumswissenschaft des Heiligen Landes in der jordanischen Hauptstadt Amman. Sie studierte in Köln…

Bedrohung der Antiken - Archäologie im Nahen Osten

Dr. Frauke Kenkel, Direktorin des DEI in Amman (Foto: DEI / Dr. Frauke Kenkel)

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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 09/02/2015 | 1526 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Necropolis of Pergamon

Episode 8: General Interview with Prof. Dr. Felix Pirson

In an in-depth interview, archaeologist Professor Felix Pirson, director of the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul, answers questions relating to the project. What existing knowledge about…

General Interview with Prof. Dr. Felix Pirson
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 08/26/2015 | 1550 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Necropolis of Pergamon

Episode 7: A Key Element

“Tomb 7” is at the heart of the excavations. There the archaeologists found human remains from a total of eight individuals. Together with the anthropologists, the archaeologists try to find out…

A Key Element
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 08/19/2015 | 1481 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Necropolis of Pergamon

Episode 6: The Modern City

Modern city development or preservation of a historic legacy? This is a conflict modern Bergama/Pergamum must also face. The Turkish city of Bergama is growing every year, and thus requires ever…

The Modern City
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Georgios Chatzoudis | 08/17/2015 | 1327 Views | Interviews

Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs (CTT)

Interview mit den Restauratorinnen Christina Verbeek und Susanne Brinkmann

In Florenz beginnt in der kommenden Woche der 11. Internationale Ägyptologenkongress (International Congress of Egyptologists XI). Dort werden die Diplom-Restauratorinnen Susanne Brinkmann und…

Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs (CTT)
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 08/12/2015 | 1677 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Necropolis of Pergamon

Episode 5: Everday Life at the Dig

At first glance, the tombs at the foot of the acropolis of Pergamum appear to be a jumbled mixture of stones, crumbling walls and individual bones. Precisely measuring and documenting the scattered…

Everday Life at the Dig
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 08/05/2015 | 1581 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Necropolis of Pergamon

Episode 4: Anthropology

In their excavations of the necropolis of Pergamum, the archaeologists have already unearthed numerous graves. The individual skeletal finds are the subject of a related discipline. Anthropologist…

Anthropology
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 08/02/2015 | 18582 Views | 5 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Gotland's Picture Stones

Gotland - Die einzigartige Insel

Project leadership:
Dr. Sigmund Oehrl
Location:
Gotland
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The Research Project
Dr Sigmund Oehrl’s research project centres on the picture stones on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. These standing memorial stones, often taller than a man, were created between the Migration Period and the late Viking age (around 400 to 1100 A.D.). They are adorned with a myriad of carved figures, providing a unique insight into the religious ideas of the Nordic culture in late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. The Gotland picture stones constitute a…

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Kirsten Schröder | 07/31/2015 | 1763 Views | Presentations

"Dixi et salvavi animam meam" - Der Fall Hermann Grapow

Vortrag von Thomas L. Gertzen über deutsche Archäologie im "Dritten Reich"

Der Name Hermann Grapows ist Ägyptologen als Mitherausgeber des „Wörterbuchs der ägyptischen Sprache“ geläufig. Ebenso unmittelbar verbindet man heute mit seinem Namen aber auch die politische…

"Dixi et salvavi animam meam" - Der Fall Hermann Grapow
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 07/29/2015 | 1654 Views | 2 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Necropolis of Pergamon

Episode 3: Tombs

During the course of their excavations of the burial ground at the foot of the acropolis of Pergamum, the researchers often come across small finds. These reveal that there were various different…

Tombs