Re-opening of the DAI Istanbul Library

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 Appointments will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For all other access conditions and further information, please see […]


Event Announcement: Kültürel Mirasın Korunması ve Aktarılmasında Kurumların ve Kapasite Geliştirme Çalışmalarının Rolü

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 […]


Fieldwork starts at Ḫattuša/Boğazköy

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 […]


Fieldwork starts at Göbekli Tepe

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 […]


In Memory of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Borchhardt

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 […]