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.
Bu nedenle Pergamon’un yakınlarında keşfedilen geniş bir amphora üretim alanı, yalnızca antik kentin değil, çekirdek bölgesinin ve daha da ötesinin araştırılmasında büyük önem taşımaktadır. Buluntu yeri DFG (Alman Araştırma Vakfı) tarafından finanse edilen TransPergMikro projesi çerçevesinde Pergamon’un yakın çevresinde yürütülen yüzey araştırmaları esnasında keşfedildi.
The discovery of a large amphora production site in the vicinity of Pergamon is of great importance for the study of the ancient city, its micro-region and beyond. The site was recently discovered and investigated during fieldwork of the Archaeological Survey in Pergamon’s surroundings as part of the DFG-funded TransPergMicro project.
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.
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.
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.
Since 2019, a German-Turkish team of the DFG-funded TransPergMikro project on the “Transformation of the Pergamon Micro-Region between Hellenism and the Roman Imperial Period” 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 Dağı (Kane) peninsula and the western lower Bakırçay (Kaikos) plain.