Project direction: Salento University
Field director: Grazia Semeraro
Participating bodies: MAIER; IBAM - CNR (M. P. Caggia; G. Scardozzi; T. Ismaelli; D. Amalfitana; G. Fragalà; F. Gabellone; G. Quarta; G. Leucci; N. Masini; R. Persico; F. Gizzi), The Salento-Lecce University, Milan Cattolica University, Turin Polytechnic University, Venice Cà Foscari University, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa University, Rome La sapienza University, Messina University; Bordeaux University; Oslo University.
Site location: Hierapolis (Pamukkale-Denizili) Turkey
Date of activities: From 2001
Brief description: Hierapolis (Pamukkale-Denizili) is situated in the ancient region of Frygia, now south-western Turkey.
The archaeological park of Hierapolis is an area of extraordinary environmental, as well as historical and archaeological interest. The remains of the Hellensitic-Roman and Byzantine city lay within it.
It has been the subject of systematic research since 1957, and is particularly famous for the great necropolis, one of the largest and best preserved in Asia Minor, and for several important monumental complexes such as the Theatre, the Large Baths, the Via di Frontino and the Martyrion dell’Apostolo Filippo.
Site typology and date: Hellenistic-Roman and Byzantine city
Student participants: Yes (students studying for an archaeology degree, for a specialisation in Archaeological Heritage and post graduate courses at Italian and foreign universities take part in the excavations).