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Tell Halaf and the Cradle Of Civilization Floor Talk + Special Artefact Display

March 18 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm

$5.00 – $10.00

Tell Halaf and the Cradle Of Civilization

It was while travelling through Syria trying to find the best route for the proposed Baghdad railways that a bizarre tale of stone statues in the form of human-animal hybrids came to the ears of Max von Oppenheim, attaché to the German embassy in Cairo and scholar in his own right. Oppenheim, a keen amateur archaeologist was intrigued by these rumours and started to investigate the site which would become famous as Tell Halaf.

In this talk, retired archaeologist, Vera Windau Heath, will take us on a journey back to the cradle of civilization and the remarkable story of the people who built this intriguing city. Vera will also share her personal experience of visiting and excavating this historic site and the secrets it continues to reveal to archaeologists.

Join us for afternoon tea following the talk as well!


Details

Date:
March 18
Time:
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost:
$5.00 – $10.00
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Website:
http://www.abbeymuseum.com.au

Organizer

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology
Phone:
(07) 5495 1652
Email:
adminassist@abbeymuseum.asn.au
Website:
www.abbeymuseum.com.au

Venue

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology

1 – 63 The Abbey Place

Caboolture,

Qld

4510

Australia

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Phone:
(07) 5495 1652