High-spin states in Pb-208 have been studied by gamma -ray-spectroscopy met
hods in deep inelastic reactions induced by beams of Pb-208, Xe-136 and Ge-
76 beams on a thick Pb-208 target. The 11(2)(+) state and new gamma -transi
tions between the one-particle one-hole states of highest spin have been fo
und and electromagnetic matrix elements verified. High-spin states of two-p
article two-hole structure have been detected for the first time. The resul
ts are compared to shell model calculations with realistic interactions in
the complete Kuo-Herling space.