Preparing for the Next Venture

At the moment, everybody working within the Forschungsstelle here in Münster is buzzing with excitement, for this year’s campaign in Turkey is right around the bend! Currently, we are all hard at work preparing for the campaign, which means getting work visas, figuring out flights and packing our bags. Furthermore, a lot of organizational stuffContinue reading “Preparing for the Next Venture”

Jupiter Dolichenus and the Dülük Baba Tepesi Part 1/2

The Architecture on the Mountain As we are still quite some months away from any excavation work in Doliche, we decided to give you some insights into the results of our previous excavation project on the nearby mountain of Dülük Baba Tepesi. The Project ran from 2001 to 2015 and produced a large amount ofContinue reading “Jupiter Dolichenus and the Dülük Baba Tepesi Part 1/2”

Small Changes and Future Steps

We hope all of you had an easy transition and a good start into 2021 so far. Covid-19 is of course an ongoing situation still, but here goes hoping that we can handle the situation better in 2021. With a new year, new adventures await. That means for us, of course, a new season ofContinue reading “Small Changes and Future Steps”

Research on the throne of the Gods

It has been almost 70 years since the Historian and Founder of the Forschungsstelle Asia Minor Friedrich Karl Dörner discovered the royal residence of Arsameia at the Nymphaios – dating back into the 1st century BCE – in the ancient landscape of Commagene (south-eastern Turkey). The excavations which followed laid the foundation for a longContinue reading “Research on the throne of the Gods”

Working from our home Base: the Forschungsstelle Asia Minor

Now that we have settled in again in Germany, work continues on our excavation project. Even if we don’t work in the field right now, there is a lot to do! While we digitalize all of our documentation – next to our handwritten documents we have to sort photos and digitalize drawings – we areContinue reading “Working from our home Base: the Forschungsstelle Asia Minor”