Maintaining the Ancient

As the main educational element under the Stewards of Cultural Heritage Project, the German Archaeological Institute – Istanbul branch, in close cooperation with the Seminar für Alte Geschichte, Forschungsstelle Asia Minor at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster organized a summer conservation project at the archaeological site of Doliche/Dülük Baba Tepesi in Gaziantep in 2017. The fiveContinue reading “Maintaining the Ancient”

Workflow in Doliche

On a normal workday we start with our work in the field at 7:00 am. Therefore, we have breakfast at around 6:15 and proceed to pack all the things needed for the workday in the field. At around 6:45 we leave for the site. The Turkish workmen arrive at the same time. This year weContinue reading “Workflow in Doliche”

Sunday Funday!

We spent the last couple of weekends at the house reading, playing chess and spending our free afternoon here in Dülük. But! This week we were able to do a trip to very lonely but beautiful place called Ravanda Kalesi. The priority for us to do a trip like this, was to find a site,Continue reading “Sunday Funday!”

Excavations and Covid-19

During a time of a global pandemic like this, it is of course important to make sure that the health and well-being of everybody involved is not endangered. Therefore, we made preparations and plans even before the excavation began. While masks and gloves have been organized, the whole excavation house was also fitted with disinfectionContinue reading “Excavations and Covid-19”

The start of a new adventure

Welcome! Today is the first day of this year’s excavation in Doliche. And not only the excavation is starting, but also this very shiny and new blog you are reading right now! In the following six weeks we will show you our life and work during an excavation abroad and everything that comes along withContinue reading “The start of a new adventure”