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”

4.500 kilometers to Doliche

The excavation campaign 2021 has started! Most of the team members arrived here by plane, but a group of 4 of us took the car and drove all the way from Münster (Germany) to Doliche (modern Dülük near Gaziantep) in the Southeast of Turkey. Apart from bringing the VW Transporter to Dülük, the reason forContinue reading “4.500 kilometers to Doliche”

Preparing for the Next Venture

At the moment, everybody working within the Forschungsstelle here in Münster is buzzing with excitement, for this year’s campaign in Turkey is right around the bend! Currently, we are all hard at work preparing for the campaign, which means getting work visas, figuring out flights and packing our bags. Furthermore, a lot of organizational stuffContinue reading “Preparing for the Next Venture”

Research on the throne of the Gods

It has been almost 70 years since the Historian and Founder of the Forschungsstelle Asia Minor Friedrich Karl Dörner discovered the royal residence of Arsameia at the Nymphaios – dating back into the 1st century BCE – in the ancient landscape of Commagene (south-eastern Turkey). The excavations which followed laid the foundation for a longContinue reading “Research on the throne of the Gods”