In November of 2004, the Istanbul Archaeological Museums began a series of salvage excavations associated with the Marmaray Rail Project, a multi-billion-dollar expansion of Istanbul’s rail infrastructure (Kızıltan 2010, 1-2). The largest of these excavations‒over 58,000 square meters in area‒occurred in Istanbul’s Yenikapı neighborhood, at the future site of a major interchange station (Gökçay 2007, […]
Archaeological investigations at the Archaic through late Roman harbors associated with Burgaz (“Old Knidos”) on Turkey’s Datça peninsula have been conducted since 2011, with the aim of exploring the long-term development of the ports and their integration within the urban settlement as well as a broader maritime cultural and economic landscape.
Deborah Carlson, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University and Harun Özdaş, Marine Science & Technology Institute, Dokuz Eylül University For one month between mid-July and mid-August 2013, a small team of Turkish and American archaeologists conducted a survey of the coastal waters around ancient Troy and the entrance to the Dardanelles. The goals of this […]