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Department of Archaeology

Welcome to the Department of Archaeology


Created in 2014, the Department of Archaeology comprises two chairs and three organizational units. The Classical Archaeology division (previously known as the Archaeological Institute) has been housed since 1956 in the former University Hospital Department of Ophthalmology building at Rämistrasse 73. Constructed in 1893/94, it was designed by Otto Weber, a student of Gottfried Semper. The building is also home to the Archaeological Collection, with its many plaster casts. The Collection forms part of the museums and collections of the University of Zurich. The Prehistoric Archaeology division (formerly the Pre- and Protohistory section of the Department of History) is situated close by, at Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4, in what is known as Main Building 2. The Department of Archaeology offers a number of study programs at bachelor's and master's level, as well as doctoral programs in classical and prehistoric archaeology.

Weiterführende Informationen

Department of Archaeology

Gabriele Gubser
Rämistrasse 73 / Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4
CH-8006 Zürich
Tel: +41 44 634 28 11

Archaeological Collection
Martin Bürge
Rämistrasse 73
CH-8006 Zürich
Tel: +41 44 634 28 20