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Head of Medusa, Sagalassos, Turkey

Head of Medusa, Sagalassos, Turkey

Sagalassos

Sagalassos

Theather in Sagalassos - Aglasun, Burdur

Theather in Sagalassos - Aglasun, Burdur

Roman Baths at Sagalassos

Roman Baths at Sagalassos

The story of the unearthing of the city of Sagalassos in the Burdur province, with its long history of settlement going back to 4200 BC, is captured through the lenses of renowned Belgian photographers Bruno Vandermeulen and Danny Veys.

The story of the unearthing of the city of Sagalassos in the Burdur province, with its long history of settlement going back to 4200 BC, is captured through the lenses of renowned Belgian photographers Bruno Vandermeulen and Danny Veys.

Archaeologists of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven team (Belgium) directed by Marc Waelkens uncovered the colossal portrait head of the Roman empress Faustina, wife of the emperor Antoninus Pius, who ruled from A.D. 138 to 161. According to Waelkens, the excavation team was ecstatic at the discovery.

Archaeologists of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven team (Belgium) directed by Marc Waelkens uncovered the colossal portrait head of the Roman empress Faustina, wife of the emperor Antoninus Pius, who ruled from A.D. 138 to 161. According to Waelkens, the excavation team was ecstatic at the discovery.

Aphrodite 100-200 AD bronze and terracotta 300-1 BC. Rear head of a leading lady from the province of Burdur 125-135 AD, right Isis (12) and Kibele (14)  from Sagalassos, Turkey

Aphrodite 100-200 AD bronze and terracotta 300-1 BC. Rear head of a leading lady from the province of Burdur 125-135 AD, right Isis (12) and Kibele (14) from Sagalassos, Turkey

Sagalassos: In 1706, Paul Lucas, traveling in southwest Turkey on a mission for the court of Louis XIV, came upon the mountaintop ruins of Sagalassos. The first Westerner to see the site, Lucas wrote that he seemed to be confronted with remains of several cities inhabited by fairies. Later, during the mid-nineteenth century, William Hamilton described it as the best preserved ancient city he had ever seen. Toward the end of that century, Sagalassos and its theater became famous.

Sagalassos: In 1706, Paul Lucas, traveling in southwest Turkey on a mission for the court of Louis XIV, came upon the mountaintop ruins of Sagalassos. The first Westerner to see the site, Lucas wrote that he seemed to be confronted with remains of several cities inhabited by fairies. Later, during the mid-nineteenth century, William Hamilton described it as the best preserved ancient city he had ever seen. Toward the end of that century, Sagalassos and its theater became famous.

Archaeologists clean a mosaic in the Domestic Area.Sagalassos has become a large-scale, interdisciplinary excavation of the Catholic University of Leuven, directed by Marc Waelkens. We are now exposing the monumental city center and have completed, or nearly completed, four major restoration projects there. We've also undertaken an intensive urban and geophysical survey, excavations in the domestic and industrial areas, and an intensive survey of its vast territory.

Archaeologists clean a mosaic in the Domestic Area.Sagalassos has become a large-scale, interdisciplinary excavation of the Catholic University of Leuven, directed by Marc Waelkens. We are now exposing the monumental city center and have completed, or nearly completed, four major restoration projects there. We've also undertaken an intensive urban and geophysical survey, excavations in the domestic and industrial areas, and an intensive survey of its vast territory.

Heroon at Sagalassos

Heroon at Sagalassos

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