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, G├╝ler Ate┼č 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.


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

Following two years (2019 and 2020) of intensive field survey at ├çandarl─▒ (ancient Pitane), which was completed in 2020, this yearÔÇÖs research focus was fully devoted to the study of the artefacts we have collected. We did visit ├çandarl─▒ 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.


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.


Rettungsgrabung schreibt Geschichte: Erstmalig 14.000 Jahre alter Siedlungsplatz an der Westk├╝ste der T├╝rkei entdeckt

In der Provinz Izmir wurden zwischen den modernen Orten Dikili und Bergama (UNESCO-Welterbest├Ątte Pergamon-Bergama) in einer H├Âhle erstmalig Schichten aus der Nach-Altsteinzeit (Epipal├Ąolithikum) entdeckt und im Zuge einer Rettungsgrabung freigelegt. Sie werden von einem antiken Heiligtum der anatolischen Muttergottheit Meter-Kybele ├╝berlagert. Als bedeutendes Naturmal wurde der Ort auch in den folgenden byzantinischen und islamischen Epochen aufgesucht, bevor er in Vergessenheit geriet.


Of Ancient Dynasts, Border Guards and Potters – The 2021 Survey in the Pergamon Micro-Region

Since 2019, a German-Turkish team of the DFG-funded TransPergMikro project on the ÔÇťTransformation of the Pergamon Micro-Region between Hellenism and the Roman Imperial PeriodÔÇŁ 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 Da─č─▒ (Kane) peninsula and the western lower Bak─▒r├žay (Kaikos) plain.


Pergamon A┼ča─č─▒ Bat─▒ Gymnasion Yap─▒s─▒ Mimari Belgelendirme ├çal─▒┼čmalar─▒

A┼ča─č─▒ Bat─▒ Gymnasion yap─▒s─▒na ait kal─▒nt─▒lar Hellenistik kent s─▒n─▒rlar─▒ i├žerisinde, bat─▒ yamac─▒n ete─čindeki Selinus Nehri’nin (Bergama ├çay─▒) kuzey kesiminde yer almaktad─▒r. Yap─▒ya ait sadece birka├ž duvar kal─▒nt─▒s─▒ g├╝n├╝m├╝ze kadar korunmu┼čtur. […]


2021 kaz─▒ sezonu Pergamon Amfitiyatrosu ├žal─▒┼čmalar─▒

Bergama’da 2021 kaz─▒ sezonu kapsam─▒nda Pergamon AmfitiyatrosuÔÇÖnda ayr─▒nt─▒l─▒ mimari belgelemenin ├╝├ž├╝nc├╝ y─▒l─▒ ve arkeolojik kaz─▒lar─▒n ikinci a┼čamas─▒ ger├žekle┼čtirilmektedir. Arkeolojik ve mimari ara┼čt─▒rmalara ba┼člamadan ├Ânce AmfitiyatroÔÇÖda iki haftal─▒k bir temizlik ├žal─▒┼čmas─▒ […]