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Ancient Anatolia and Asia Minor
- Discover the ancient civilizations and sites of Anatolia. Includes: maps, bibliography, images, and articles.
Ancient City of Ephesus
- History, information and pictures of Ephesus, an ancient city.
Antiquity: A Major New Megalithic Complex in Europe
- Article by Rabia Erdogu on a large megalithic complex that has been discovered in the Istranca Mountains in Turkish Thrace.
- Illustrated history and description of the archeological sites in Aphrodisias.
- Excavations at the ancient city of Aphrodisias by New York University. Location map, plan, history and detailed report with bibliography.
- The city of Aphrodisias, the birth place of the goddess of love. Includes images and maps.
- All about antique city of aphrodisias with images, videos and introduction.
Archaeological Settlements of Turkey (TAY)
- The TAY Project is designed to build a chronological inventory of the cultural heritage of Turkey. Includes: news, database, survey, and links. (In Turkish and English)
Bronze door-knockers of Cizre Great Mosque: A New Example
- An article by Z. Kenan Bilici. One of the most remarkable examples of the Anatolian Medieval Islamic metal works is the bronze cast door-knockers from the Cizre2-Great Mosque, that are in the form of a dragon.
- Copiously illustrated article from Focus Online Magazine on the oldest and largest Neolithic city found.
Catal Huyuk, Temple City of Prehistoric Anatolia
- An article by William C. Eichman on the first true city, including speculations on the religious and esoteric philosophy suggested by its artworks and burial customs.
Cities of Revelation
- Craig Koester's virtual tour of places of the era and culture in which Revelation was written: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Sardis, Patmos, Laocidea, Philadelphia and Thyatira.
- Entry from Tufts Perseus Site Catalog. Includes images, maps, buildings and history.
- History and sites of the city of Ephesus.
- Virtual tour by a travel company. Includes 3D and normal images of the monuments.
- Ephesus guide including information about Ephesus, tours to Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, pictures, Goddess Artemis, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Miletus, and Priene.
- Excavation, study of material excavated 1988-1996, regional surface survey, and ethnographic survey.
- Bilkent University describes its excavations on this mound in the central Lycian plateau, which epigraphic evidence suggests was the site of the ancient city of Choma.
Hacinebi Archaeological Excavations
- The 6000 year old site of Hacinebi, in the Euphrates river valley of southeast Turkey is the focus of an ongoing research by an international team of archaeologists, art historians, and materials scientists.
International Nemrud Foundation
- Provides an overview and a virtual tour of the Nemrud, the throne of the gods, in the Taurus Range in Turkey. Includes photos, a history, inscriptions, and literature about this World Heritage Monument. [English, Turkish, German, and Dutch]
Kerkenes Dag Project
- Summaries of the main aspects of the project, illustrations of methods employed and results obtained, and a selection of reports and research papers.
Mysteries of Çatalhöyük
- The Science Museum of Minnesota explores the multitude of questions surrounding the findings at this archaeological dig in Turkey. Includes a virtual tour and timeline.
Pergamon: City of Science and Satan?
- Article by Sarah Yeomans on this ancient Greek city and its history.
Scientific Enterprise in Pursuit and Discovery of Ancient Cultures
- Discusses findings in eastern Anatolia pertaining to the Durupinar site, artifacts found, and ekistics.
Tayinat Archaeological Project (TAP)
- Covers University of Toronto excavations at the Bronze and Iron Age site of Tell Ta'yinat, ancient Kunulua, in southeastern Turkey. Includes previous and current excavations, and reports.
The Amuq Valley Project
- Excavations by the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago in this valley which has been densely occupied since at least 6000 B.C.E. to the present day.
The Archaeological Settlements of Turkey Project
- Aims to create, maintain and make available to the international community a complete inventory of all archeological sites within Turkey. English and Turkish.
The Goksu Archaeological Project
- An investigation of the upper Göksu River valley in southern Turkey, using intensive and extensive survey techniques to examine changes in settlement patterns over time.
The Goltepe/Kestel Project
- This project is an investigation of a Bronze Age mining district and the associated town where metallurgical installations, including evidence for tin smelting have been discovered.
The Lycian Federation
- A pictoral survey of Lycian Turkey, by David Cunliffe Pointer.
The Phrygian Sanctuary of Gordion at Dümrek
- From Backdirt, the Phrygian Sanctuary of Gordion at Dümrek Project addresses both the nature of Phrygian cult practice and the regional extent of Gordion's cultural influence.
The Plunder of Zeugma
- Culture Without Context 7. Article on the archaeological looting crisis in Turkey and its relationship to modernization.
The Virtual World of Nemrud Dagi
- Description of Learning Sites virtual re-creation of the Hellenistic Sanctuary of Nemrud Dagi, Turkey.
University Archaeologists Return to Amuq
- Inundations and other natural disasters usually spell the end for important archaeological projects, but in a rare example of a fortuitous flood, the Oriental Institute is recovering important additional artifacts from a site abandoned 55 years ago in Turkey.
- David Kennedy, University of Western Australia, describes the flooding of the remains of the ancient city of Samosata and the similar threat to Zeugma. Includes bibliography.
- The history and importance of this Greek and Roman town in Turkey and the excavations there. Includes images and descriptions of the fine mosaics, press stories, maps. Courtesy of Gaziantep Chamber of Industry.
- During the late Iron Age (c. 900-600 BCE), Ziyaret Tepe was an important urban center on the northern edge of the Assyrian Empire. Contemporary cuneiform texts suggest that during this time Ziyaret Tepe was the Assyrian provincial capital of Tushhan.
- Limited access YahooGroup. Mailing list is for enabling discussion and communication amongst archaeologists working/interested in pre-classical Ancient Anatolia, and related regions. English/French/German/Turkish
- Official site on the excavations carried out at this neolithic site in Turkey. Excavation reports and newsletters on the work of the international team of archaeologists.
Dionysos Statue To Be Given Back To Turkey
- From the Turkish Press Daily News, Turkey won the legal fight for bringing the bronze Dionysos Statue back in. (October 22, 2002)
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