Research Unit Islamic Archaeology
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften
Abt. Islamwissenschaft und Nahostsprachen
Forschungseinheit Islamische Archäologie
Brühler Straße 7
53119 Bonn
Telefon: +49 228 73 -60237
Fax: +49 228 73 - 60241
E-mail: aia[at]

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Prof. Dr. Bethany J. Walker


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Islamic Archaeology Research Unit of the University of Bonn

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 Take a look inside the Islamic Archaeology Research Unit of the University of Bonn! Professor Bethany Walker and her staff-members show us what projects they are working on and how their course will prepare them for an archaeology trip to the Middle East each summer.


Islamic Archaeology 2021 from left to right: Nikolaus Cox, Dr. Nicolò Pini, Ngoc Han Le, Julia Maczuga, Britta Wagner, Nolwenn Guedeau, Volker Schmitz, Luna Silvestri, Alfiia Aksianova, Shorouk Mounther, Lauren Erker, Raffaele Ranieri, Sherihan Inalo, Anastasia Thamnopoulou, Prof. Dr. Bethany Walker, Salama Kasem.



Islamic Archaeology 2020 from left to right: Julia Maczuga, Harbiye Erdogan, Marie Traud, Hend El Sayed, Muaffaq Al-Khdair , Salama Kassem, Prof. Dr. Bethany Walker, Lauren Erker, Dr. Nicolò Pini, Raffaele Ranieri, Volker Schmitz, Piotr Makowski.



Islamic Archaeology 2019 from left to right: Anastasia Thamnopoulou, Piotr Makowski, Hend El Sayed, Salama Kassem, Prof. Dr. Bethany Walker, Sherihan Inalo, Raffaele Ranieri.



 Islamic Archaeology 2018 from left to right: Anastasia Thamnopoulou, Esther Schirrmacher, Julia Maczuga, Britta Wagner, Sherihan Inalo, Prof. Dr. Bethany Walker, Salama Kassem, Hend El Sayed.



Islamic Archaeology 2017 - from left to right: Aris Legowski, Sherihan Inalo, Nicolò Pini, Nur Özdilmac, Robert Peitsch, Bethany Walker, Shireen El Kassem, Esther Schirrmacher, Ann-Kathrin Pfeiffer, Zakaryia Na'imat, Chiara Corbino, Hussein Al Sababha.


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From left to right: Hussein Al-Sababha, Iman Abdulfattah, Prof. Dr. Bethany Walker, Greg Williams, Aris Legowski


Islamic Archeology Team

Nicolò Pini, Bethany Walker und Zakariya Na'imat


Islamic Archaeology Research Unit (Forschergruppe Islamische Archäologie)

The Islamic Archaeology Research Unit of the University of Bonn is part of the Department of Islamic Studies in the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies. Its focus is the archaeological study of Islamic societies and societies under Muslim hegemony, from the 7th century CE until the end of WWI. Our library and lab, with its study collection of ceramics, metal objects, lithics, and glass, have strengths in the Early Islamic (Umayyad/Abbasid), Middle Islamic (Mamluk), and Ottoman periods, particularly in Jordan. It is the research arm of the MA and PhD programs in Islamic Archaeology at the University of Bonn and welcomes visiting scholars from other institutions.
We are located at Brühlerstrasse 7 in Bonn, just west of the central train station, on the second floor. Our building is wheelchair-accessible.

Studying Islamic Archaeology at the University of Bonn

For more information on applying for the MA program please contact Prof. Dr. Bethany Walker