In relation to the current developments between Turkey and Germany and the prospect of support for the preparation of the Turkish rail network by German companies (Siemens), the issue of the Baghdad Railway is being revived. The Baghdad Railway is more than a construction project to modernise the infrastructure of the „Sick Man on the […]
We are pleased to inform you that the library of the DAI Istanbul will re-open from Tuesday, 19 October 2021, two days a week (Tuesday and Thursday) with appointments. For appointments, please contact the following address:email@example.com Appointments will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For all other access conditions and further information, please see […]
Because our library is still closed, we would like to keep you informed with a selection of the new acquisitions that have been added to our collection in September 2021. Photo: M. Özkılınç We look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the not too distant future.
It is with great sadness that we received the news that Prof. Dr. Doğan Kuban (1926-2021) passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Born in Paris in 1926, he graduated from Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ) and continued his studies as a Harvard scholar at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library. In 1965 he was appointed […]
Award ceremony for the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Pergamon excavation of the DAI. The annual award ceremony of the BERKSAV Cultural Foundation for outstanding commitment to Bergama’s cultural life took place in the old town of Bergama on 14 September. This year, the Gerda Henkel Foundation together with the Pergamon Excavation of the DAI […]
Although our library must remain closed for now, we would like to keep you informed about the most recent acquisitions from July and August 2021. Photo: M. Özkılınç We look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the not too distant future.
In the last decades, Cultural Heritage has become a widely spoken topic, lately diffusing into other fields and sectors. Transmission of heritage narratives to the next generation and particularly to the local community plays a significant role in our projects, as well. Graphic: Bergama Theatre Festival Our colleague and architect of the Pergamon Excavation, Secil […]
In Ḫattuša/Boğazköy, the excavation season has started. In order to record the history and development of the town, excavation focuses on the Karum and Hittite Periods in the Northern Lower City. In addition, we are also investigating the Roman structures of a military camp and a presumed bathing complex. DAI-IST Ḫattuša/ Boğazköy Excavation 2021, Dominique Krüger […]
Since the beginning of June, a small team from DAI-Istanbul – in collaboration with the Istanbul University and the Şanlıurfa Museum – has resumed fieldwork at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Göbekli Tepe, Şanlıurfa, Southeast Turkey. (Photo: L. Clare, Göbekli Tepe Project 2021) The focus of our activities lies not only on archaeological excavations […]
The German Archaeological Institute, Istanbul Department, mourns the death of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Borchhardt (25.2.1936 – 26.7.2021), who passed away at the age of 85. After his referent period from 1966-1970 at the Istanbul Department, he lectured Classical Archaeology for several decades, first in Frankfurt a. M. and then in Vienna. His research on Lycia […]