Publications

Barbara Beck-Brandt - Sabine Ladstätter - Banu Yener-Marksteiner (Hrsg.), Turm und Tor. Siedlungsstrukturen in Lykien und benachbarten Kulturlandschaften. Akten des Gedenkkolloquiums für Thomas Marksteiner in Wien, November 2012, FiLim 7 (Wien 2015).

Sabine Ladstätter - Felix Pirson - Thomas Schmidts (Hrsg.), Hafen und Hafenstädte im östlichen Mittelmeerraum von der Antike bis in byzantinische Zeit. Neue Entdeckungen und aktuelle Forschungsansätze – Harbors and Harbor Cities in the Eastern Mediterranean from Antiquity to the Byzantine Period: recent Discoveries and Current Approaches, Byzas 19 = SoSchrÖAI 52 (Istanbul 2015).

Katja Sporn – Sabine Ladstätter – Michael Kerschner (Hrsg.), Natur – Kult – Raum. Akten des internationalen Kolloquiums, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg, 20.–22. Jänner 2012, SoSchrÖAI 51 (Wien 2015).

H. Sedlmayer, Große Thermen, Palästra, Macellum und Schola im Zentrum der Colonia Carnuntum, ZEA 5 (Wien 2015) (mit Beiträgen von S. Groh, G. Kremer, E. Pichler und U. Schachinger).

Projects: Geographical Overview

Ephesos is now a World Cultural Heritage Site

Celsus Library and Gate of Macaeus and Mithridates (Credit: © ÖAI / Niki Gail)
Celsus Library and Gate of Macaeus and Mithridates (Credit: © ÖAI / Niki Gail)

The UNESCO Commission accepts Ephesos into the list of World Cultural Heritage sites

 

The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Committee currently meeting in Bonn has resolved to include Ephesos (western Turkey) in the list of World Cultural Heritage sites. The ancient city, which has been excavated under Austrian directorship for 120 years, looks back upon a history of 9,000 years. Ephesos was the capital city of the Roman province of Asia, was the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and developed into an important pilgrimage site during the Christian era. Its most well-known structures include the Temple of Artemis, the Library of Celsus, the Terrace Slope Houses, the Church of St. Mary, and the Basilica of St. John.

 

“UNESCO has recognised the unique significance of Ephesos by including it in the list of World Cultural Heritage sites. The Austrian Archaeological Institute (ÖAI), which has directed the excavations at Ephesos for 120 years, is extremely pleased about this distinction. We congratulate the Republic of Turkey and the municipality of Selçuk on this great success,” says Sabine Ladstätter, Director of the Austrian Archaeological Institute and Director of Excavations at Ephesos.

 

 

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