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?”

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!”

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”

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”