The German Protestant Institute of Archaeology makes every effort to ensure that the material contained in its web site is current, complete and correct. Despite these errors and mistakes cannot be completely ruled out. The German Archaeological Institute does not accept liability for the relevance, accuracy or completeness of the information and material offered in its web site unless the mistake occurred intentionally or through gross negligence. This refers to any loss, additional costs or damage of any kind suffered as a result of any use of any material in this web site.


The layout of the homepage, the graphics and images used, the collection and articles are protected by copyright.  

The German Protesant Institute of Archaeology reserves all rights concerning photographic reproduction, duplication and processing involving data processors, data carriers and data networks. 

Links and external references

With its verdict of 12th May 1998, the LG Hamburg decided that the inclusion of a link partially obliges the party providing the link to accept responsibility for the content of the website it has linked to. This can only be avoided, according to the LG Hamburg, by explicitly stating one's disassociation from the contents of the linked website.

We have included links on our webpage to websites that are not under the control of the GPIA in terms of content and accuracy. The following applies to all these links:

"The German Protestant Institute of Archaeology has no influence on the layout and contents of other websites. It thus disassociates itself from all information contained in these websites, even if the GPIA provides a link to them."

This statement applies to all links included on our website and the contents of those websites.

Data protection

In cases where the GPIA provides personal details on the website (email address, name, address, telephone number etc.), this has been provided by the concerned parties voluntarily. The GPIA does not pass on personal information to third parties.

Legal effect

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of this website. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.