In the Field: Return to Sagalassos
The field season has begun at the great mountaintop city of Sagalassos in southwestern Turkey, the remains of which are aguably described by archaeologists as the best preserved structures for its time in a country prolific with classical ancient sites. Since 1990 the Catholic University of Leuven, under the direction of Marc Waelkens, has been conducting extensive research and excavation of the site. The team is now exposing the monumental city center and is completing four major restoration projects there. See the fieldnotes for the project at Archaeology Magazine's Interactive Dig site for more details.