Topic: Archaeology

Max von Oppenheim in his tent in Djebelet el-Beda, Syria, 1929 (photo: Max Freiherr von Oppenheim-Stiftung)

The German archaeologist and explorer Max von Oppenheim

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Enchanted by the Myth of the Orient

The golden dome of the Dome of the Rock as seen from the Mount of Olives (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Dispute over planned archaeological museum in Jerusalem

Strife at the foot of the Temple Mount

Gardens in Islam

A Metaphor for Heavenly Paradise

The burial mask of Tutankhamun (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Tutankhamun – His Grave and His Treasures

Replicas that Dazzle and Impress

Historic photography of the ruins of Al-Madrasa Al-Afdhaliya in East Jerusalem's former Moroccan (or Mughrabi) Quarter (photo: American Colony/Library of Congress)

Islamic Archaeology in Israel

A Sea-change in Attitudes

 Ernst Herzfeld, excavation photograph 1911-1913 (photo: © Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

Islamic Archeology

Samarra, Centre of the World

Stone figures of humans dating from the fourth millennium BCE on display at the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin (photo: dpa)

The ''Roads of Arabia'' Exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art

Saudi Arabia's Surprising Treasures

Silhuette of Jerusalem (photo: Jan Zappner)

Jerusalem's 'Tolerance Museum'

The Middle East Conflict Fought Out on an Ancient Muslim Cemetery