Archaeological Investigations in the Royal Palace of Qatna

  title={Archaeological Investigations in the Royal Palace of Qatna},
  author={Peter Pf{\"a}lzner},
The completion of eight seasons of excavations (1999-2006) of the German-Syrian Mission at Tell Mishrifeh as part of the joint international effort to re-excavate and re-evaluate the Royal Palace of Qatna allows for a preliminary synthesis of the achieved results. The German-Syrian Operation G of the Royal Palace has given us a number of interesting new insights into the architecture, chronology, function and socio-political role of the Royal Palace. The chronology of the palace in the Middle… 

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