The discovery of a large amphora production site in the vicinity of Pergamon is of great importance for the study of the ancient city, its micro-region and beyond. The site was recently discovered and investigated during fieldwork of the Archaeological Survey in Pergamon’s surroundings as part of the DFG-funded TransPergMicro project.
Following two years (2019 and 2020) of intensive field survey at Çandarlı (ancient Pitane), which was completed in 2020, this year’s research focus was fully devoted to the study of the artefacts we have collected. We did visit Çandarlı on two occasions, not for more artefact collection, but to verify and discuss some of our observations, as well as to show the research area to our new team members.
In the province of Izmir, between the modern towns of Dikili and Bergama (UNESCO World Heritage Site Pergamon-Bergama), layers from the post-Paleolithic period (Epipalaeolithic) were discovered for the first time in a cave and uncovered in the course of a rescue excavation. They are overlaid by an ancient sanctuary of the Anatolian mother deity Meter-Kybele. As an important natural monument, the site was also frequented in the following Byzantine and Islamic eras before falling into oblivion.
In der Provinz Izmir wurden zwischen den modernen Orten Dikili und Bergama (UNESCO-Welterbestätte Pergamon-Bergama) in einer Höhle erstmalig Schichten aus der Nach-Altsteinzeit (Epipaläolithikum) entdeckt und im Zuge einer Rettungsgrabung freigelegt. Sie werden von einem antiken Heiligtum der anatolischen Muttergottheit Meter-Kybele überlagert. Als bedeutendes Naturmal wurde der Ort auch in den folgenden byzantinischen und islamischen Epochen aufgesucht, bevor er in Vergessenheit geriet.
Since 2019, a German-Turkish team of the DFG-funded TransPergMikro project on the “Transformation of the Pergamon Micro-Region between Hellenism and the Roman Imperial Period” has been investigating selected areas in the vicinity of Pergamon. This year, the team focused mainly on the transition zone between the eastern foothills of the Kara Dağı (Kane) peninsula and the western lower Bakırçay (Kaikos) plain.
Aşağı Batı Gymnasion yapısına ait kalıntılar Hellenistik kent sınırları içerisinde, batı yamacın eteğindeki Selinus Nehri’nin (Bergama Çayı) kuzey kesiminde yer almaktadır. Yapıya ait sadece birkaç duvar kalıntısı günümüze kadar korunmuştur. […]
The ruins of the so-called Lower Western Gymnasion of Pergamon are located east of the Selinus River at the foot of the city’s western slope within the boundaries of the […]
Bergama’da 2021 kazı sezonu kapsamında Pergamon Amfitiyatrosu’nda ayrıntılı mimari belgelemenin üçüncü yılı ve arkeolojik kazıların ikinci aşaması gerçekleştirilmektedir. Arkeolojik ve mimari araştırmalara başlamadan önce Amfitiyatro’da iki haftalık bir temizlik çalışması […]
The third year of the detailed architectural documentation and the second phase of the archaeological excavations at the amphitheatre of Pergamon have started as part of the 2021 campaign in […]
Seit einigen Wochen laufen die diesjährigen Geländearbeiten an der UNESCO-Welterbestätte Pergamon (Bergama). Die Forschungen haben bereits viele neue Erkenntnisse erbracht und wir sind optimistisch, in den nächsten Wochen über weitere Entdeckungen berichten zu können!
This year’s site work at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pergamon (Bergama) has been underway for several weeks now. The research has already yielded many new insights and we are optimistic to report about further discoveries in the next weeks!
New open access paper published by Xun Yang et al. about the relations between long-term landscape development and human activities in the Pergamon Micro-Region.
A workshop organised by the interdisciplinary research group Sustainability and Resilience in Past & Present Populations (SuRP+) on human-environment interactions and sustainability in the past, present and future societies will be held online on May 10th to 12th 2021.
Die Veröffentlichung der digitalen archäologischen Karte von Pergamon ist ein wichtiger Meilenstein in der Erforschung der antiken Metropole, da nun erstmals seit 1973 eine neue kartographische Grundlage für Darstellung unserer […]
For many academics, images of scholars in front of bookshelves at home and group screenshots from video conferences are among the most common images of the corona pandemic. Thanks to […]