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An archaeological site  located in the northeastern Mediterranean region of the Republic of Turkey in the state of Hatay. 

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Excavations, Surveys, and other Research Initiatives

The Amheida project was started at Columbia University in 2001. Since 2008, New York University is the primary sponsoring institution, with Columbia University continuing as a partner in the project. The excavations at Amheida collaborate with other participating groups in the Dakhleh Oasis Project, an international venture now three decades old dedicated to studying the interaction between human settlement and the environment over the long span from the earliest human presence in the oasis to modern times. Amheida itself has remains spanning nearly three millennia, and paleolithic material is found along its fringes.

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Amorium is the longest ongoing British excavation ever conducted in Turkey. Work at Amorium started in 1987 under the directorship of the late Prof. R. Martin Harrison of the University of Oxford. There have been field seasons every year since (with the exception of 1999, and 2010–2012), making a total of 22 years to date. The team of archaeologists, surveyors, conservators, and students that works at Amorium is very international. In recent years, for example, there have been as many as 40 team members from 10 different countries, and all of them participated in a single integrated programme of work.

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New York University Excavations at Aphrodisias, which began in 1961, are sponsored by the Institute of Fine Arts in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts & Science with invaluable support from private individuals and the following groups of friends of the project: the American Friends of Aphrodisias (President, Nina Köprülü); the Aphrodisias Sevenler Dernegi in Izmir (President, Lise Sur); the Friends of Aphrodisias Trust in London (President, Lady Patricia Daunt); the Association des Amis d'Aphrodisias in Paris (President, Christian Le Roy; Vice-Presidents, Nathalie de Chaisemartin and Pascale Linant de Bellefonds); and the Geyre Vakfi in Istanbul (President, Ömer Koç)

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This notebook hopes to give life again to that spirit of knowledge-at-everybody's-reach, so often professed by Linda Schele, and intends to fill some of the void left by her departure. Not unlike the The Copan Notes and the notebooks for the workshops at the University of Texas, this manual does not pretend to be "the final and definitive work" on the Copan monuments. Instead, it is hoped that it will be a flexible, didactic instrument which will allow for corrections and modifications, as knowledge advances, and which may promote dialogue and interchange among those interested. It is an effort to collect information dispersed in many places and reflect an educated opinion about the current knowledge of the decipherment and interpretation of these monuments. We hope that it will be available both to the scholar and those that are just curious so that we may all enjoy it. Click here to read more about the Manual of the Monuments of Copán, Honduras, edited by Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle and Vito Véliz.  Available in Spanish or English.

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The American School of Classical Studies has been excavating in the area of the Athenian Agora since 1931, bringing to light the history of the area over a period of 5000 years. Finds range from scattered pieces of pottery of the late Neolithic period (ca. 3000 BC) to the contents of 19th and early 20th century basements. The Agora of the 5th and 4th centuries BC has been the main focus of attention. Scholars have identified the often scanty material remains on the basis of ancient references to the Agora as the center of civic activity of ancient Athens. Public documents inscribed on stone, weight and measure standards, and jurors’ identification tickets and ballots reflect the administrative nature of the site, while traces of private dwellings in the area immediately bordering the open square, with their household pottery and other small finds, throw light on the everyday lives of Athenian citizens.

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A collaborative research project in north-central Anatolia. 

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The Azoria Project is the excavation of an Early Iron Age and Archaic (ca. 1200-480 B.C.) site on the island of Crete in the Greek Aegean.

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Excavations at Burgaz.

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The Butrint Foundation aimed to use modern field methods to understand the history of Butrint and its region in its Mediterranean context. The archaeological programme has comprised three phases: first, defining the character and extent of Butrint’s archaeology; second, selecting areas for selective large-scale investigation; and, third, preparing the results for publication, archiving and ordered storage at the site.

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The Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük was first discovered in the late 1950s and excavated by James Mellaart between 1961 and 1965. The site rapidly became famous internationally due to the large size and dense occupation of the settlement, as well as the spectacular wall paintings and other art that was uncovered inside the houses. Since 1993 an international team of archaeologists, led by Ian Hodder, has been carrying out new excavations and research, in order to shed more light on the people that inhabited the site.

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Der "Central Anatolian Neolithic E-Workshop" (kurz: CANeW) war ein archäologisches Online-Projekt im Internet, welches sich mit den spezifischen Fragen zur Vorgeschichte Zentralanatoliens befasste. Der Workshop bestand aus einer sog. internationalen "Table Ronde" die am 23. und 24. November 2001 in Istanbul (Türkei) abgehalten wurde.
 

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The Central Lydia Archaeological Survey (CLAS) is a Boston University research project directed by Christopher H. Roosevelt and Christina Luke.

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A research center in  Klazomenai.

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Excavations by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens began in 1896 and have continued with little interruption until today. Restricted by the modern village of Old Corinth, which directly overlies the ancient city, the main focus of School investigations has been on the area surrounding the mid-6th century B.C. Temple of Apollo. This dominating monument has been one of the only features of the site visible since antiquity.

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An interdisciplinary project of survey in East Lokris and excavation at Halai, a small ancient town in Opuntian Lokris, situated hard on the eastern shore of the bay referred to by Strabo (9.4.2) as the Opuntian Gulf and called in modern times the bay of Atalanti.

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Excavations and research at Ephesos. 

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Gordion is one of the most important sites of the ancient world. It is known primarily as the political and cultural capital of the Phrygians, a people who dominated much of central Anatolia during the early first millennium BCE. With its monumental Phrygian architecture, an extensive destruction level dating to around 800 BCE, and a series of wealthy tombs belonging to Phrygian royalty and other elites, Gordion is the premier archaeological type-site for Phrygian civilization. As such, it is on a par with Athens, Rome, Pompeii, the Hittite capital at Hattusha, and Babylon in elucidating for us the material achievements of an ancient civilization.

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Unprovenanced objects and forgeries

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Hasanlu Tepe is a large, mounded archaeological site in the Azarbaijan Province of northwestern Iran near the southern shore of Lake Urmia. 

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Hattusas/Boğazköy is an investigation of Hittite Culture in the former capital of the Hittite kingdom. 

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The archaeological programme aims at increasing the knowledge of the settlement through both archaeological excavations, surveys, and the use of new technologies (e.g. geophysical survey, GIS, remote sensing, etc.). 

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Excavations, Surveys, and other Research Initiatives

Excavations carried out at Kerkenes. 

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The Kinet Höyük project is examining the economic subsistence strategies of a small eastern Mediterranean harbor over a long chronological perspective.

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Ancient city located about 70 km south of Rhodes. 

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Kythera Island Project (KIP) is an inter-disciplinary research programme that investigates the long-term cultural and natural dynamics of insularity on the Aegean island of Kythera, Greece.

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Excavations, Surveys, and other Research Initiatives

Labraunda is the home of the Sanctuary of Zeus Labraundos and is located 14 km from the modern town of Milas, in southwestern Turkey.

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Limyra ist eine Stadt des lykischen Bundes, die neben den üblichen Ruinen - Theater, Agora, Stadtmauer, byzantinische Kirche - vor allem mehrere Nekropolen aufzuweisen hat, von denen vor allem die westliche wirklich bemerkenswert ist. Der komplette Berghang ist übersät mit Felsgräbern, die auch bestens ausgestattet sein sollen. Da der Hang aber recht steil ist und auf Grund seiner Lage praktisch den ganzen Tag in der prallen Sonne liegt und außer den Grabkammern keinerlei schattige Stellen aufzuweisen hat, haben wir es trotz zweier Besuche (1988 und 2002) nicht weiter als bis zu den ersten Gräbern geschafft.
Auf der Höhe des Berges liegt noch eine Akropolis mit den Grundmauern eines Heroons, über die ich mir aber aus dem gleichen Grund kein Urteil erlauben kann. Der Aufstieg soll laut Reiseführer ohne Pause ca. 45 Minuten beanspruchen

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An excavation of Magnesia carried out by Ankara University. 

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The Maya Research Program is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501C3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, we have sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya site of Blue Creek in northwestern Belize and ethnographic research in the village of Yaxunah, Mexico. The Maya Research Program is affiliated with the University of Texas at Tyler. A key MRP goal is to encourage the participation of students and volunteers -- anyone who wants to experience the real world of archaeological or anthropological research and understand how we learn about other cultures may join us. We see this as a critical educational component of MRP's work, and it helps us accomplish our research goals as well! The ages of our participants range from 18 to over 80. So many of our participants return year after year that MRP has become an extended family. About half of our participants are university students under 30 years old and the other half are professionals and retirees. While the majority of participants come from the United States and Canada, we have students from Australian, European, Latin American, and Japanese institutions as well. For students, academic credit can usually be arranged. While many students go on to careers in other fields, many go on to become successful graduate students in archaeology or a related field and return to focus on MRP projects for their theses and dissertations.

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The Metaponto project is a study of the rural population in Classical Greek times (as well as its predecessors and successors). 

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The Metropolis Archaeological Excavations have been underway since 1990 on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Trakya University. The excavation team is led by Assistant Professor Serdar Aybek from the Trakya University Archeology Department. Excavations continue on public buildings and civil spaces, where clues to the life in Metropolis will be unearthed, while drilling continues so as to reveal new structures.

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Excavations in Miletus carried out since 1988.  

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The Mochlos Excavation Project involves the cleaning and excavation of a number of related sites on the island of Mochlos and its adjacent coastal plain, located just east of the Bay of Mirabello in eastern Crete.

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Stanford University joined the Monte Polizzo project in 1999, when Michael Shanks and Emma Blake brought a dozen Stanford students to Salemi, Sicily and began analysis of finds from the 1998 excavations. In 2000, Ian Morris began excavating on the acropolis with students from Stanford and other universities and volunteers from Salemi, Corleone, and Marsala. In 2001 Jennifer Trimble carried out a magnetometry survey, and by 2002 the acropolis excavation had become one of the largest archaeological projects in the west Mediterranean, with a staff of more than eighty people, drawn from the US, Italy, Canada, Britain, Spain, Germany, Sweden, and Norway. Stanford’s excavation is funded primarily by the Tressider Fund and the Undergraduate Research Projects program, directed by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. For more information, visit the Monte Polizzo Project website.
 

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Ecavations carried out at the ancient city of Morgantina. 

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Answering questions about the origins of Greek cult and Greek athletics are at the heart of the agenda of the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project. Since 2004, the project has been working at the site of the Sanctuary of Zeus and since 2006 excavation has been underway.

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The research design of the Mugello Valley Archaeological Project and Poggio Colla Field School combines excavation, land survey, and archaeometry as part of an interdisciplinary regional landscape analysis of the Etruscan site of Poggio Colla and the surrounding area. The project seeks to contribute significantly to our understanding of Etruscan culture and to educate through a broad and innovative curriculum a new generation of archaeologists in the practice and theory of settlement archaeology. Through timely publication and a broad program of education and outreach the project will explicate and increase awareness of the ethical management of an endangered cultural heritage.

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Excavations carried out at the citadel of Mycenae. 

Excavations, Surveys, and other Research Initiatives

Kentin ilk olarak İ.Ö. 2. binde Palaimindos adı ile Lelegler tarafından kurulduğu tahmin edilmektedir. Strabon’un rivayet ettiğine göre Myndos, Bodrum Yarımadası üzerinde kurulan 8 Leleg kentinden birisidir. Diğer Leleg kentleri: Termera, Side, Madnasa, Padasa, Uranium, Telmessos ve Theangela/ Syangela’dır. Yine Strabon’a göre, Karia Satrabı Mausolos İ.Ö. 4. yüzyılın ortalarına doğru sekiz kentten altısını boşaltarak, buralarda yaşayan insanları zorla Halikarnassos’a yaşamaya mecbur bırakmıştır. Bu zorunlu göç esnasında Myndos’a dokunulmamış, hatta, kent Mausolos’un parasal yardımı ile o dönemin modern şehircilik anlayışına göre yeniden inşa edilerek, etrafı sur duvarı ile çevrilmiştir. Palaimindos olarak adlandırılan eski kentin Kocadağ olarak adlandırılan Yarımada üzerinde kurulu olduğu tahmin edilmektedir. Günümüze kadar ulaşan kentin büyük bir bölümü Mausolos tarafından kurulan yeni kente aittir. Bununla birlikte Roma İmparatorluk çağında da büyük eklemelerin söz konusu olduğu tahmin edilmektedir.

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Archaeological research (includes excavation and study) of material and monuments from the ancient site.

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Excavations conducted at Patara. 

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An important Hellenistic-Roman city and royal seat: Investigation into the general organization of the Hellenistic city and settlements in the surroundings.

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The overall aim of the excavations in and around this central Anatolian town was to reconstruct the urban development and urbanisation, especially between 700 BC and AD 1100.

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Archaeological excavations of the Great Temple at Petra, Jordan. The excavation is currently directed by Brown University professor emerita Martha Sharp Joukowsky.  

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Excavations and research carried out in Priene. 

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Ecavations conducted at Sagalassos. 

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The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, sponsored by the Harvard Art Museums and Cornell University, has been excavating at Sardis since 1958. The site has yielded artifacts from the Lydian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and other cultures. During the past 50 years more than 13,000 objects have been inventoried and many thousands more have been saved for future study.

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The Sissi Archaeological Project (S.Ar.P.edon) is a collaboration of the French and Dutch speaking universities of Louvain/Leuven and operates in Greece under the auspices of the Belgian School of Athens (EBSA). This is perhaps the only pan-Belgian excavation abroad and the first time a site on Crete is excavated by the EBSA. Funds are generously provided by the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, the UCL and KULeuven, the FNRS and FWO, a series of private donors (see sponsors) as well as the local community of Vrachasi and Sissi. A first five-year programme of excavations took place between 2007 and 2011 and we are now studying the finds for publication.

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Excavations at Smintheion. 

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Excavations, Surveys, and other Research Initiatives

The department of History Archaeology and Social Anthropology (IAKA) of the University of Thessaly excavations of the Archaic-Classical period sanctuary at Soros within the the municipality of Iolkos.

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An excavation, between 1999 and 2001, of a Classical Greek shipwreck off the Turkish coast at Tektas Burnu.

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The Gabii Project is an international archaeological initiative under the direction of Nicola Terrenato of the University of Michigan. It was launched in 2007 with the objective of studying and excavating the ancient Latin city of Gabii, a city-state that was both a neighbor of, and a rival to, Rome in the first millennium BC. Located in the region of Italy once known as Latium, the site of Gabii was occupied since at least the tenth century BC until its decline in the second and third centuries AD. Amazingly, in subsequent centuries the site of Gabii was never developed or even substantially occupied, nor has the urban area ever been the site of major, stratigraphic excavations. As such, the site provides a unique opportunity to study the development and structure of Archaic urban planning in Central Italy, both monumental and civic architecture, domestic space, and all other corollary studies. Since Gabii eventually became a part of the Roman Empire – first as a member of the Latin League and later as a town with municipal status - numerous important intersections exist between Gabii and Rome.

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The Gabii Project was launched in 2007 with the objective of studying and excavating the ancient Latin city of Gabii, a city-state that was both a neighbor of, and a rival to, Rome in the first millennium BC.

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 The Kenchreai Cemetery Project (2002-2006) was an interdisciplinary study of burial grounds at the eastern port of Corinth during the Roman Empire. This website summarizes the findings of the Kenchreai Cemetery Project. 

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Mitrou is a tidal islet in the bay of Atalanti in East Lokris, Greece. For most, if not all, of the Bronze Age, Mitrou was the largest and most important settlement of East Lokris, and it is in an excellent state of preservation.

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The Nemea Valley Archaeological Project (NVAP) is sponsored by Bryn Mawr College and conducted fieldwork under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens with permissions from the Ministry of Culture and Sciences of Greece.

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Excavations, Surveys, and other Research Initiatives

The Pylos Regional Archaeological Project (PRAP) is a multi-disciplinary, diachronic archaeological expedition formally organized in 1990 to investigate the history of prehistoric and historic settlement and land use in western Messenia in Greece, in an area centered on the Bronze Age administrative center known as the Palace of Nestor.

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The Sikyon survey project (University of Thessaly in collaboration with the 37th Ephoreia of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities) is a fully integrated multidisciplinary research program to study the human presence and activity on the plateau of ancient Sikyon, a city in northeastern Peloponnese between Corinth and Achaia.

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The Sphakia Survey is an interdisciplinary archaeological project whose main objective is to reconstruct the sequence of human activity in a remote and rugged part of Crete (Greece), from the time that people arrived in the area, by ca 3000 BC, until the end of Ottoman rule in AD 1900.

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The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, a research unit within the Department of Classics, founded in 2004, promotes teaching, research, and public service centered on the University of California excavations at Nemea, Greece and its surrounding region.

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The Sanctuary of Poseidon on the Isthmus of Corinth became the major extramural shrine of the Corinthians, their most important religious foundation outside the city. It was one of four sanctuaries where Greeks from all parts of the Mediterranean came to compete in pan-Hellenic games. Oscar Broneer discovered the temple of Poseidon in 1952 and until 1967 conducted systematic excavations of the central plateau that contained the temple, altar, surrounding buildings, and a Roman hero shrine. He also cleared the theater, two caves used for dining, and two stadia for the Isthmian Games. In 1976, Elizabeth Gebhard succeeded Broneer as director of the University of Chicago Excavations at Isthmia. Efforts have been directed towards the final publication and conservation of objects recovered in Broneer’s excavations. In 1967, Paul A. Clement of University of California at Los Angeles undertook excavations in the Roman Bath and in the late antique fortress called the Hexamilion. After his death, he was succeeded in 1987 by Timothy Gregory of Ohio State University.

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Excavations at Kommos. 

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Excavations at Tilmen Hoyuk took place between 1959 and 2005. 

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In 1988, after a hiatus of 50 years, the excavations at Troy were once again resumed under the direction of Dr. Manfred Korfmann from the University of Tübingen, with the cooperation of Dr. Brian Rose from the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati. Every summer since then a large international group, composed of archaeologists as well as representatives of many other academic disciplines, has conducted excavations.

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Excavations, Surveys, and other Research Initiatives

The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP) was a multi-year archaeological excavation and survey project in the Upper Tigris River Valley of southeastern Anatolia.

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The Villa Magna Project aims at the investigation by excavation and survey of a large imperial Roman villa known from letters of Marcus Aurelius and its estate, and the subsequent life of the site, its fortification in late antiquity and the creation of a monastery among the ruins in the 10th century. 

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Yeronisos, or "Sacred Island", is 12,000 square meters of calcareous rock rising dramatically from the swelling seas just off the coast of western Cyprus. Since 1990 it has been the extraordinary setting for a total island study undertaken by Professor Joan Breton Connelly and the Yeronisos Island Expedition for New York University. The project pioneers the integration of ecological and archaeological fieldwork toward the common goal of preserving natural and cultural resources.

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The Neubauer Expedition to Zincirli is an archaeological project of the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute

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Each summer, a research team of twenty-five to thirty archaeologists have worked at Ziyaret Tepe conducting excavations, geophysical surveys, artifact conservation, and specialist studies. Extensive preliminary reports of our work have been published regularly and many specialist studies are also available for scholars studying the ancient Near East in general, and the Assyrians in particular.

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