This lecture is about the ruins – never excavated – in the Döşeme Boğazı. This pass joined the plain of Pamphylia with the Turkish interior and was the main route between central Anatolia and the coast from ancient times until the end of the nineteenth century. It belonged to the southern section of the via Sebaste, the most intensively studied Roman road in Turkey. The methods of the study are those of Landscape Archaeology. How can we interpret ancient ruins in a landscape and explain their historical and social significance? The challenge in studying an ancient road is how to understand movement between places – the movement of men and animals.
14 March 2021- 15:00