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”

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”

A Sunday in Cilicia

It’s Sunday! And on this Sunday we are going on a trip to Cilicia. It will take about 2 hours to get there from Gaziantep, so we leave at 9am. Most of our excavation team is on board for this trip, so we are driving with 3 cars. The road takes us to the west.Continue reading “A Sunday in Cilicia”

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”

Jupiter Dolichenus and the Dülük Baba Tepesi Part 2/2

Images of a Storm God In our second blog entry about Jupiter Dolichenus we will focus on the depictions of himself and other deities connected to the storm god. We hope to give you a nice picture of the deity that was, for a very long time, so important to the inhabitants of ancient DolicheContinue reading “Jupiter Dolichenus and the Dülük Baba Tepesi Part 2/2”

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!”

Finishing up the work in Doliche

The last time we spoke about this year’s excavation results was during our half-time show a couple of weeks back. Now that the actual excavation has finished on Saturday, it’s time to show you this year’s results in all its glory! Of course this year we only worked on the terrace basilica. Last time weContinue reading “Finishing up the work in Doliche”