Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Myndos Excavations and Research 2004 – 2013 – Two More Papers

Two more links to papers published in Myndos Kazı ve Araştırmaları, Myndos Excavations and Researches 2004-2013.

Both a co-written by Dr Oktay Dumankaya, Dr Serkan Gündüz and describe the research into the two ancient harbours.

Myndos Antık Kenti’nin Doğu Limanı ve Yapıları

The Eastern Harbour of Myndos Ancient City and its Structure

Dr Oktay Dumankaya, Dr Serkan Gündüz


Myndos was one of the important coastal settlements in the region of Caria, which had kept its importance through every era with its large scaled and sheltered harbors. It was one of the eight Lelegian settlements in the Bodrum peninsula. While, later it appears to be one of the cities in the Delian League. At the period of Mausolus, it became an important gathering-place in the region. During the underwater archaeological research, some harbor structures dating back to different ages, were detected at the east harbor area. Mole, hagiasma and quay structures are some examples of the featured archaeological remains. Archaeological evidence found both in the excavation and underwater excavations shows that the harbor functioned uninterruptedly from the Ancient Period to the Modern Era.

Myndos Sualtı Araştırmalarında Yeni Bir Keşif: Batı Limanı 

A New Discovery in the Myndos Underwater Research: West Harbour

Dr Oktay Dumankaya, Dr Serkan Gündüz


Myndos was one of the important harbor settlements of the Caria Region and according to many ancient writers it had only one harbor. However, during the researches carried out by us in 2012, it was discovered that it had a second harbor. At this second harbor, many stone blocks, which belonged to the citadels and harbors structures, could be observed. As a result of the researches, a harbor, a breakwater for protecting harbor structures and a wreck dating back to Roman period was found. This wreck had given a lot of important information about the harbor.

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