White Temple Uruk


The White Temple in Uruk, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed archaeological site in southern Iraq, is the last Mesopotamian temple ever to have been preserved in wall remains. After extensive conservation work had already been carried out last year on the Eanna Ziqqurrat, www.zrs-berlin.de/UNESCO-World-Heritage-Site-Uruk this work will now also begin on the White Temple in November of this year after detailed investigations, design, material development and production of earth blocks. Together with the earth builder and restorer Christian Hansel and local archaeologists and workers, ZRS engineers will also carry out the work on site themselves. The project is commissioned and directed by the Director of the Oriental Department of the German Archaeological Institute, Margarethe van Ess.

Posted on: 29. October 2019