DAInsight 2021 – Online lecture series about new research at the German Archaeological Institute.
Building in Byzantium: Impact of Maritime Aspects – Recording
Assist. Prof. Dr. Michael R. Jones, Koç University, Dr. Alkiviadis Ginalis, DAI, Istanbul Department, Moderation by Prof. Dr. Felix Pirson, DAI, Istanbul Department
Although Byzantine shipwrecks and harbour sites have been excavated for decades, only with the Marmaray project excavations at Yenikapı (2004-2013) by the Istanbul Archaeological Museums a comprehensive diachronic picture could be drawn. Accordingly, the 37 shipwrecks and numerous coastal facilities discovered at Yenikapı provide an unparalleled opportunity to examine certain aspects of “Building in Byzantium”. As such, the papers will discuss the importance of the empire’s maritime heritage for the study of late antique and medieval building tradition and technology.