The joint Syro-European archaeological mission at Tell Beydar is organized by the European Centre for Upper Mesopotamian Studies in collaboration with the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums of Syria. The European universities being part of the Centre currently are the Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München (W. Sallaberger), the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia (L. Milano), the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Véronique Van der Stede), the Universidade de Coimbra (Conceição Lopes). In a recent past, other universities also participated in the project: the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (represented by R. Martín Galán), the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K. Van Lerberghe), the Wilhelms-Westfälische Universität Münster (J. Bretschneider), the Oriental Institute of Chicago (T. Wilkinson) and the Université de Lille III (D. Parayre).

The European part of the mission is directed by Marc Lebeau, the Syrian one is led since 1995 by the late Antoine Suleiman (by H. Hammade in 1994). Since 2005, Abd el-Messih Baghdo has in charge the administrative responsibility of the Syrian component. From 1992 to 2010, seventeen seasons of excavations and seven seasons of architectural restoration have been carried out.


The mission of Tell Beydar in 2010