Collection of the Gustaf Dalman Institute


Anemone coronaria (Herbarium, 1900, Photo: R. Wehning, Copyright: Gustaf Dalman Institute)
Anemone coronaria (Herbarium, 1900, Photo: R. Wehning, Copyright: Gustaf Dalman Institute)

The Gustaf Dalman Collection offers a comprehensive portrait of the natural and cultural history of Palestine prior to the First World War. It originated in the extensive and diverse materials collected by Gustaf Dalman himself in early twentieth-century Jerusalem, and has been continually maintained and supplemented since its arrival in Greifswald in the 1920s. Today the collection comprises rock, earth, and plant samples, including a Herbarium containing approximately 2,000 dried leaves and flowers, archeological specimens ranging from shards to plaster casts, as well as nearly-forgotten objects from daily life such as a Bedouin wedding garment and a model loom.


about 11,000 Objects of the Gustaf Dalman Collection

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