Sagalassos

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.

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  1. 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. 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:
    http://www.archaeology.org/interactive/sagalassos/field05/cstreet1.html
    http://www.archaeology.org/interactive/sagalassos/field05/cstreet2.html
    http://www.archaeology.org/interactive/sagalassos/field05/cstreet3.html

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

    Vi ses,
    Troels

  3. “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…
    http://www.archaeology.org/interactive/sagalassos/google.html

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