Series » Antiquity » Qatna-Studien. Ergebnisse der Ausgrabungen
Edited by Peter Pfälzner and Michel al-Maqdissi
The aim of the series Qaṭna Studien is to present the results of the German-Syrian excavations in Tall Mirife/Qaṭna (Syria). During fieldwork conducted from 1999 until 2010, the palace from the 2nd millenium B.C. that had been excavated in the 1920s headed by Robert du Mesnil du Buisson was investigated anew. Questions concerning the ground plan were to be solved, the history of the building clarified, and hints to the functions of the palace areas collected. Furthermore, the embedding of the building into the town and its public image were investigated. The excavations not only yielded answers to these questions but also led to surprising discoveries such as the ensemble of royal vaults, part of the palace archive and many fragments of mural paintings. The volumes of this series publish monographs presenting architecture and construction stratigraphy of the palace areas including ceramics and small findings associated with them as well as important groups of findings and their evaluation.