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Dr. Abbas al-Hussainy

Abbas al-Hussainy is an Iraqi archeologist who explored a number of find spots in the context of his field research in the „heartland of cities“ in southern Iraq.

One of this spots is the antique Tummal where - according to the cuneiform texts - important feastings took place for which the participants came by ship processions from Nippur, the mesopotamian main sanctuary.

Abbas al-Hussainy is a Visting Fellow in July 2017 upon invitation from Prof. Dr. Adelheid Otto and Prof. Dr. Walther Sallaberger (Senior Researcher in Residence 2016/17).