The Doliche Halftime Show

Now that roughly half of our 2020 excavation campaign is over, we thought we’d show you the state of our progress and the trenches we are working on in 2020. This year we are working solely on the Keber Tepe. We are focusing all our efforts completely onto the late antique basilica church which wasContinue reading “The Doliche Halftime Show”

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!”

Pistachio Country

The area of the ancient city of Doliche is very fertile and used for agricultural purposes today. Accordingly, our excavation areas are surrounded by dozens of small fields, and when we are digging our neighbours are busy on their fields, too. The main crops are grapes, pistachios, figs, and olives, but there are also otherContinue reading “Pistachio Country”

Of Sieves and Sealings

One of our current side projects is sieving a lot of soil left over from the campaign last year. In this soil we expect to have a load of small sealing imprints, left over from the ancient city archive of Doliche. Already before the excavations conducted by our team, Doliche was known for the amountContinue reading “Of Sieves and Sealings”

From Field to Trench

In order to show you how excavations work exactly, we decided to give you an example by case. Because the 2020 campaign just started, this year’s trenches aren’t nearly ready to show the process of excavation from start to finish. Therefore, we decided to show you trench 02 of the 2018 campaign. Trench 02 isContinue reading “From Field to Trench”

The two hills of Doliche

The name Dülük derives from the ancient Doliche which was the name for a city situated right next to the modern village on a small hill. That hill, the Keber Tepe, is one of our ongoing excavation projects. Here the ancient Roman city was abandoned and never built over, as the hill had been usedContinue reading “The two hills of Doliche”

But! Where do we even live?

A small tour around our Grabungshaus. Where and how do we live during the campaign. Did you ever wonder where archaeologists are living during a campaign abroad? Well, today I will show you our home for the duration of the campaign: the “Grabungshaus” or excavation-house. Because we knew that this project would be a long-termContinue reading “But! Where do we even live?”

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”