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.

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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Technological knowledge of the Iron Age

The redesigned permanent exhibition of the Museum of Prehistory and Early History shows research results of Topoi.
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A Monumental Tomb under Trees in Prignitz

Archaeological studies yield new insight into the construction of the Royal Tomb of Seddin.
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Different ways to health

Within the Research group B-5 "Personal authorisation of knowledge" Nalini Kirk investigates strategies of competition among medical experts in Imperial China. Read more —>
 

The Bible is the key

How can you manage to analyze grammar of an ancient language that has left hardly any written evidence?
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