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Transcript of tell halaf
Tell Halaf is an archaeological site in the Al Hasakah governor of northeastern Syria, near the Turkish border, just opposite Ceylanpınar.
it was the first find of a Neolithic culture.
special qualities for that city was glazed pottery painted with geometric and animal designs.
The location dates about 6th millennium BCE and was later the location of the Aramaean city-state of Guzana or Gozan. map for Gozan tell meaning "hill" in Aramaic, and Tell Halaf meaning "made of former city".
the animal that made them settle was not know until It was discovered in 1913 by Baron Max von Oppenheim, a German diploma, while he was surveying the area to build the Baghdad Railway.
Oppenheim took many of the artifacts found to Berlin.In 1930 the statues were display at museum of berlin's.
the statues were about 3000 years old.
after ww2 many of the statues in the museum were damaged.
and it was in considered one of the worst losses to have occurred in Near Eastern archaeology.
However, eighty cubic meters of basalt fragments were later rescued or saved and stored away in the Pergamon Museum. Here is some of the damaged statues during ww2 oppenheim saved and stored all of the broken pieces in the berlin museum.
oppenheim didnot stop thinnking about all of the thousands broken pieces, so he arranged to have rubble in a vault.
during ww2 oppenheim died in 1946 , wich means that the code to open the vault was not known, and germany was in the war, wich made it harder for the archaeologist to pass to the east germany.
after ww2 ended a foundation had the access to the rubble. the group helped fund a project to restore the statues.
it began in 2001.for ten years experts stifted through 27,000 fragments of stons, they put togerther 25,000 pieces.
they made about 40 statues, and now they are display in berlin's pergamon museum.
and the statues colled "Tell Halaf Adventure". During WW2 Pictures after picese put together That is all thank you forwatching video for you :) It is an female figures with long hair who once gurded a gravesite