Italian archeological dig at Hellenistic Nigde temple

Work at Kinik Hoyuk in Turkey led by Prof. d'Alfonso

30 August, 17:10

    (ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, AUGUST 30 - The eighth archeological excavation at the Kinik Hoyuk site in Nigde, in Turkey's Central Anatolia region of Turkey, has come to a close, and its research directors said this year's dig has been "particularly rich with discoveries and findings".

    The excavation is the result of a joint research project between the University of Pavia's Department of Humanities and New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, under the direction of Professor Lorenzo d'Alfonso. It is sponsored by the Turkish Culture Ministry's General Directorate for Antiquities and Museums, with economic support from the Italian Foreign Ministry and New York's MET Museum, as well as sponsorship by Turkish farm machinery company Turk Traktor.

    This year, work continued with the objective of defining the western and southern boundaries of the sanctuary that emerged during the digs from 2014-2016.

    In addition, the area was equipped with a semi-permanent cover ahead of stabilisation and restoration of the entire building.

    The main news from this year's dig was the discovery of cultural artifacts and public monumental architecture in the eastern area of the sanctuary.

    In next year's dig, the excavation area will be further enlarged east of the square.(ANSAmed).

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