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”

My Experience in Ankara

An Internship at the UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Digital Memory During February and March, I had the opportunity to take part in an internship in Ankara in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Digital Memory at both the Ankara Baskent University and the Ankara Bilim University. Over the duration ofContinue reading “My Experience in Ankara”

Excavating the Past

In the last couple of weeks, our own Prof. Winter was approached by the podcast team of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität to talk a bit about his life and the development of the Doliche Urban Excavation Projects. The result is an episode about life as an archaeologist, the history of the Forschungsstelle and the development ofContinue reading “Excavating the Past”

A New Temple Uncovered!

Results of our 2021 campaign Now that some time has passed after the end of our field campaign, and after we have returned to our offices in Germany, we had the time to begin analysing and interpreting our results and establishing the context of our findings. We had been already suspecting to have discovered somethingContinue reading “A New Temple Uncovered!”

Urban explorers of Dülük

The ancient city of Doliche, where our excavation takes place, sits on one of the many hills, which define the landscape around the modern village of Dülük. While we are working throughout the week the whole day in the field or the house, the weekends offer some free time to explore the region even more.Continue reading “Urban explorers of Dülük”

A day in the life of a find processing archaeologist

The working day starts after a quick breakfast at 6:45 am. At first, we must put the finds from the previous day into the database and sort it into boxes in the depot or give it to the person who washes the pottery. One person starts drawing the diagnostic sherds and the ceramic special finds,Continue reading “A day in the life of a find processing archaeologist”

A very ‘small’ update

During this year’s campaign, we finally finished the work on a grave chamber in Doliche which we had the opportunity to excavate in 2017. The chamber was robbed already in late antiquity and most of the grave goods were taken away. But since that time, no one entered this particular grave. Many little objects whichContinue reading “A very ‘small’ update”