Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Geophysical Surveys

In an earlier post it was mentioned that Professor Şahin had published an article “Eine karische Hafenstadt an der kleinasiatischen Westküste” (Myndos. A Carian Port on the West Coast of Asia Minor) in a German journal “Antike Welt”

The article contains the results of a series of geophysical surveys conducted during 2011 to 2013. A new page has been added with a summary of the findings which include a building on Kocadağ and the possible location of one of the Myndos' city gates.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Addition to the Harbours Page

A brief description of the Western Harbour, based on Prof Şahin’s article in May 2004, along with a few photographs of the exposed structures in Dönmezler Bay has been added to the Harbours page.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

New Page The Harbours

I’ve created a new page Harbours, and have posted an outline of Professor Şahin’s article on the Inner Harbour. I must stress that it is not a translation or a review of the article in TINA, I have neither the linguistic skills nor the academic qualifications to do either; it is just my best guess at the contents based on the results obtained from two online translation programmes.

I have been limited to Google earth screen shots to identify the areas discussed and I recommend that you download the article, even if like me you don’t read Turkish, there are some impressive aerial & underwater photographs of the area, features and finds.   

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Archaeology of Portus

Not Myndos related, but the University of Southampton are running a free, 6 week, online course through Future Learn, titled Archaeology of Portus: Exploring the lost harbour of Rome

I’ve just finished week one and found it quite interesting, along with the videos, photos, downloads and text associated with the course there are plenty of additional links and references for those who want to delve a little deeper.