Ephesus Tours Turkey The excavations of the Austrian Archaeological Institute, which continue to this day, began in 1895 under Otto Benndorf. He received permission to excavate from the Ottoman Sultan, and brought up a good part of Ephesus in the course of his research. After the foundation of the Turkish Republic, the government transferred everything to state ownership. The Austrian excavations kept on except for the two war world wars, and have continued uninterupted since 1954. Ephesus Tours Turkey
Since 1954, excavations and restorations have been carried out not only by the Austrian Institute, but also by the archaeologists of the Ephesus Museum. In their intensive work since 1954, they have uncovered and restored important structures. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism accelerated this cooperative work in 1979 through its program “Selcuk-Ephesus Excavations, Restorations, and Systematization of its Environs.” Ephesus Tours Turkey
Ephesus Tours From İstanbul During archaeological excavations in Ephesus the bronze lancet was found. It is well known that lancet was a useful tool used in bloodletting. Also surgeon’s drills, needles, spatulas, curettes, hooks etc for surgeries and mortars, pestles etc for mixing medicines have been found in Ephesus and all these medical tools can be seen in Ephesus Museum in Selcuk. In ruins of Ephesus there is a universal symbol of medicine “caduceus”.
Great effort is being devoted to excavating this almost 5000-year-old site, and to uncovering the history of the ages through its ruins. Ephesus Tours From İstanbul
The British engineer J. T. Wood directed the first archaeological investigations from 1869 onward, under the auspices of the British Museum, D. G. Hogarth continued the excavations, and Wood’s quest for the Temple of Artemis, from 1904 onward. Ephesus Tours From İstanbul
Excavations in recent years have unearthed settlements from the early Bronze Age at the Ayasuluk Hill. In 1954,ephesus tours istanbul a burial ground from the Mycenaean era (1500–1400 BC) with ceramic pots was discovered close to the ruins of the basilica of St. John. ephesus tours istanbul