Archaeological research is not restricted to prehistoric or early historical times. The material culture of the last centuries – the period that we usually know well from historical sources – […]
The developing landscape of Bergama unfolds along the Bergama Çayı, where the recent construction of a river embankment by the DSİ revealed ancient structures. Excavations from 2021 to 2023 under the direction of Bergama Müzesi uncovered an 1 km² wide area. In collaboration with DSİ, the İzmir State Monuments Authority and the Pergamon Excavation Project, the ongoing conservation work is contributing to a master’s thesis focusing on detailed documentation, with an emphasis on construction phases and techniques. This study explores the historical layers of the site to uncover ancient urban development and the interactions between human and nature during the Roman Imperial period.
Research Cluster 1 “Neolithic Worlds” Lecture Series In the frame of our newly initiated lecture series, DAI-Research-Cluster 1 “Neolithic Worlds” is pleased to announce a public (online) lecture by Dr. […]
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our colleague and friend Tilman Lenssen-Erz. He died on November 10, 2023 surrounded by his family after a serious illness.
Mit großer Trauer verabschieden wir uns von unserem Kollegen und Freund Tilman Lenssen-Erz. Er verstarb am 10.11.2023 im Kreis seiner Familie nach schwerer Krankheit.
The Sultan Tepe site, discovered in 2009 and revisited in 2019 and 2020, near Pergamon reveals intriguing findings. The non-invasive survey suggests a complex history: a potential villa with a courtyard, a sanctuary, or even a mansio. Geophysical data points to a 175 x 100 m structure, possibly a villa. Pottery spans late Hellenistic to Byzantine periods. Despite uncertainties, this interdisciplinary approach offers valuable insights into the region’s historical development. The full study will be in ‚Istanbuler Mitteilungen.‘
The ancient city of Olbia – an exceptional monument of the Greek and Roman colonization of the Northern Pontic – has been the subject of several posts in our blog. […]
Short report on the presentations held by the FAIR.rdm project at the CCA .DE 2023
Kurzer Beitrag über die Vorträge der FAIR.rdm Gruppe auf der deutschen Ausgabe der CAA 2023 in Würzburg.
Report on archaeological surveys in northern Tigray (Ethiopia) between 2018 and 2019.
Ergebnisse der archäologischen Surveys in Nord-Tigray (Äthiopien) zwischen 2018 und 2019.
von Lukas Werther Am 10. und 11. September 2023 haben sich Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler von Universitäten und Forschungseinrichtungen in Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Jena, Leipzig und Tübingen an der Römisch Germanischen Kommission […]
The Sirkeli Höyük, located about 40km east of Adana on the Ceyhan River, is one of the largest Bronze and Iron Age ruin mounds in Cilician Plain, today’s Çukurova. The […]
Traditional Residential Architecture is a widely underrepresented Cultural Heritage under immense threat due to deterioration caused by individual neglection, natural disasters, and armed conflicts. The speakers will reflect in this […]
The Archaeological Survey in the Pergamon Micro-Region often takes us to places where history and present collide. This was especially true during this year’s survey. As part of the TransPergMicro project, the survey team explored the eastern lower plain of the Bakırçay river (ancient Kaikos) and the southern Madra Dağı Mountains around ancient Parthenion – an ancient landscape that has been affected by massive land consolidation, the construction of dams and quarrying activities in recent decades. Nevertheless, we were able to make many new discoveries and after 6 weeks of fieldwork we can tell a story of transformation and rediscovery. Here are first glimpses of our newly uncovered sites and preliminary results.