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”

An Interview with our Workers

During this year’s campaign, we conducted a short interview with the workers we work with every day. The people we interviewed are from different age groups, so we hoped to see different perspectives this way. We wanted to see how they perceived their work areas, whether they were related to the cultural heritage of theirContinue reading “An Interview with our Workers”

First time in Doliche and on an excavation

This year was my first time in Gaziantep/Doliche and the excavation was a harder challenge for me than I anticipated. I left Germany during 17 degrees weather and found myself around 40 Celsius degrees in Gaziantep. Even after four weeks of my stay in Turkey, I couldn’t get used to this heat. So, the challengeContinue reading “First time in Doliche and on an excavation”

Digital Documentation of the Doliche Kebertepe Hillside Church

Doliche Kebertepe Yamaç Kilisesi’nin Sayısal Belgeleme Çalışması As part of the 2021 excavations, a team of faculty and students from Başkent University Cultural Heritage and Digital Memory UNESCO Chair (Ankara) and Ankara Bilim University (Ankara) carried out the digital documentation of the Keber Tepe Hillside Church in ancient Doliche. The first of the simultaneous studiesContinue reading “Digital Documentation of the Doliche Kebertepe Hillside Church”

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”

Winter is coming, also in Doliche!

And that is not only because of the name of our project director, Prof. Dr. Winter, but also because the winters here in Doliche can be quite harsh. In comparison to the high temperature/ low humidity summers the winters reach temperatures of about 0 °C. This of course means that the ground freezes, and weContinue reading “Winter is coming, also in Doliche!”