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Sagalassos 23 May 2006

Posted by Troels in : Travel , trackback

Sagalassos is probably one of the most stunning archaeological sites that I’ve visited recently. I took this picture from the hill above the city’s theatre. A larger version can be found here. It shows the central part of the city. Prominently featured is the reconstructed Heroon (the so-called Northwest Heroon) and the Upper Agora with its nymphaeum. The excavators kept an absolutely brilliant online diary during last year’s season and I hope they will repeat the success this year. I can also recommend the museum in Burdur that has some of the finds from Sagalassos. It is undoubtedly one of the best provincial museums in Turkey, although rarely visited. I will soon be uploading more photos from my recent trip to Turkey.


1. Lone Iversen - 23 May 2006

Hej Troels,
Spændende. Er du støt på søjlegaden i Sagalassos by any chance…eller rettere sporerne efter den? Har du taget photos deraf? Og ved du, om der er blevet udgravet mere af søjlegaden?
Kh Lone.

2. Troels - 24 May 2006

Hej Lone

Tak for kommentaren. Søjlegaden (ihvertfald den, der løber N-S) i Sagalassos er jo ikke helt så imponerende som så mange andre steder og den er også afspærret, da belgierne stadig graver der. Men du kan læse mere om den her:

Den kan også skimtes (i mellemgrunden) på et par af mine billeder: http://static.flickr.com/54/151372753_58db108d39_b.jpg

Vi ses,

3. Tijl Vereenooghe - 3 July 2006

“The excavators kept an absolutely brilliant online diary during last year’s season and I hope they will repeat the success this year.”

Thank you, and, yes, we will continue our online excavation diary this summer. Our campaign will start next week. A new feature on the Interactive Dig website is a KMZ file which allows you to visit Sagalassos in Google Earth and learn more about the different parts of the site…

4. Towards an Archaeology of Iconoclasm » Sagalassos 2006 Season Begins - 11 July 2006

[…] Tijl Vereenooghe alerts me to the launch of the 2006 excavation season at Sagalassos. Work will this year take place in several parts of the city, including the Odeon, Macellum, North-South colonnaded street, Baths and domestic area. The online field notes will be published here, and there are also KMZ files available for Google Earth. Not to be missed. […]

5. Iconoclasm » More Photos from Sagalassos - 23 October 2006

[…] More of my photos from Sagalassos can now be seen at the Stoa Gallery. The excavators from Leuven University have also recently updated their ‘Interactive Dig’ site. […]

6. Iconoclasm » Sagalassos Team Strikes Gold…Again - 2 August 2007

[…] summer, I wrote about the magnificient site of Sagalassos in Turkey (also here and here). This year’s […]