Archaeology

3rd annual TransPergMicro meeting in Berlin (Jan, 13 and 14, 2023)

The thematic focus of this year’s meeting is on modelling.
Besides two keynote lectures from external guests, members of TransPergMicro will present their latest ideas and results on modelling, covering different ways of modelling and various resources.
In two breakout sessions, we will discuss general aspects of modelling in an interdisciplinary group of researchers, including different interpretations of the term modelling and the next steps of modelling in the Pergamon Micro-Region.

Architectural History

Architectural investigations on the Eastern Baths of Pergamon

During the 2022 field campaign, investigations were carried out for the first time on the Eastern Baths on the upper terrace of the Great Gymnasium of Pergamon. The architectural research of the bath complex is being carried out as part of a PhD thesis at the Department of Historical Building Research and Monument Preservation at the Technical University of Berlin and is part of the DFG-funded TransPergMicro project.

Archaeology

Unbekanntes Pergamon: Neue Erkenntnisse zur spätantiken und frühbyzantinischen Stadt

Die Siedlungsgeschichte und städtebauliche Entwicklung Pergamons sind durch mehrere Phasen der Ausdehnung, aber auch der Schrumpfung der Stadt gekennzeichnet, die im Laufe der Zeit ihren Charakter wiederholt verändert hat. Nach einer etwa 250-jährigen Geschichte als befestigte hellenistische Residenzstadt veränderte Pergamon erst in der römischen Kaiserzeit grundsätzlich sein Antlitz. Im Verlauf des 1. Jh. n. Chr. dehnte sich die Stadt über den alten Befestigungsring hinaus auf dem Schwemmfächer des Selinus aus

Project

Conference Announcement

The Istanbul Department of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and the Department of Settlement Archaeology of the Middle East Technical University (METU) are organising a conference on “Archaeo-Informatics: Challenges in Digital Archaeology”. The event, to be held von 23.-25. November 2022 will focus on Digital Documentation and Documentation Standards in Archaeology, Digital Data Analysis and Archiving, and Digital Data Publication.

Archaeology

Ancient quarries in the vicinity of Pergamon

When you walk through the ruins of the ancient city of Pergamon today or look at the 3D reconstruction of the ancient city hill, you inevitably ask yourself where the many building stones for the countless streets, houses and monumental buildings came from. Where the stones were quarried and by what routes were they transported to the city and up the steep city hill? Similar questions are also being asked in our current TransPergMicro project. In interdisciplinary groups we investigate the building economy between the Hellenistic and Roman Imperial periods.

Archaeology

Unter den Augen der Göttin: Zwei neu entdeckte Felsheiligtümer in der Mikroregion Pergamon

In der Antike war das Verhältnis der Menschen zur Natur stark von der Religion geprägt. Naturphänomene wie Blitz und Donner, aber auch die Morgenröte oder das Reifen der Feldfrüchte wurden mit dem Wirken göttlicher Mächte in Verbindung gebracht. An sie wandte man sich mit der Bitte um Segen oder den Schutz vor Unheil durch die als allmächtig empfundenen Naturkräfte.

Project

Lecture Announcement

Lecture Announcement: As part of the conference „Phrygia. Between the East and the West“, organised by the University of Pavia and New York University, Güler Ateş and Felix Pirson will give a talk on „Meter-Kybele in the Pergamon Micro-Region“ on Saturday, 9th April 2022.
The event will be streamed on the Save Ancient Studies Alliance and Digital Hammurabi’s YouTube Channels.

Archaeology

From the Fields to the Depots: The Pitane Survey in 2021

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.

Archaeology

Rescue excavation changes history: 14,000-year-old settlement site discovered for the first time on Turkey’s west coast

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.

Archaeology

Rettungsgrabung schreibt Geschichte: Erstmalig 14.000 Jahre alter Siedlungsplatz an der Westküste der Türkei entdeckt

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.