WELCOME TO THE EXCELLENCE CLUSTER TOPOI!

Topoi is a research network with a focus on the study of the ancient world. In Topoi, more than 200 researchers from diverse disciplines investigate how space and knowledge were formed and transformed in ancient civilizations. Detailed information on the members, the research activities and publications you will find at the various sections of this site. To learn more about the graduate school with their different graduate groups please visit the website of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg.

Forum Romanum 3.0 — Time travel to Ancient Rome

A digital reconstruction of the Forum Romanum allows to experience and understand the dynamics of change of public space...
 

The Neolithic in the Nile Delta

Research project A-2-4 focuses on situating the Neolithic evidence from the western Nile Delta within its wider environmental and social context. Read more —>
 

Exploring the expanse of the Eurasian steppe

Archaeologist Elke Kaiser investigates how prehistoric communities lived in the Eurasian steppes around 5000 years ago...
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Innovations from the geo laboratory

Topoi researchers developed an innovative auxiliary module for a portable energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrum analyzer .
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Ancient Studies and Journalism

Journalists and scienctists discussed the relationship of ancient studies and journalism in a panel discussion organized by the Excellence Cluster Topoi — a summary.
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Workshop: Vermessungen mit dem 3D Laserscanner