Oh, Temple of the hill, what is your wisdom?

Building archaeology accompanying the 2022 campaign As you could already read about in another post, the focus while excavating this year lies on a roman imperial temple, found in the ancient city centre. While the archaeologists get down and dirty in the trenches, focusing on digging up, documenting, and interpreting all the layers on topContinue reading “Oh, Temple of the hill, what is your wisdom?”

(No) Fear and Loathing in Antioch

For our third weekend of this year’s campaign, we planned an overnight trip to Antakya from the 10th to the 11th of September. Antakya presented itself as a compelling destination for the modern city is partially located on the site of the ancient city of Antioch ad Orontes. The Hellenistic city of Antioch, having beenContinue reading “(No) Fear and Loathing in Antioch”

A Temple “intra muros” in Doliche?

Last year, excavations started on the newly acquired field 414 in the eastern part of Doliche. The field is adjacent to the area, where we have excavated a Roman imperial bath house and remains of an archive building. It is here, on the eastern slope of the Keber Tepe, where we expect the ancient cityContinue reading “A Temple “intra muros” in Doliche?”

The Doliche Excavation IV

The Fieldwork strikes back! After a late arrival in Doliche this year due to a postponement of a couple of weeks, our yearly excavation in Gaziantep is a go! And with this late start everybody is even more keen to get their hands dirty and continue our work within the ancient city of Doliche. WithContinue reading “The Doliche Excavation IV”