Antioch on the Orontes, Early Explorations in the City of Mosaics
Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) hosts the exhibition Antioch on the Orontes, Early Explorations in the City of Mosaics. Curated by Murat Akar, the exhibition presents photographs from the first archaeological excavations carried out by Princeton University in Antioch between 1932 and 1939. These eight excavation seasons constitute the most comprehensive archaeological work in the region at the time, and the photographs on display document the discovery of the world-famous mosaics now in the Hatay Archaeological Museum and of other artifacts from Ancient Antioch. Moreover, Antioch on the Orontes, Early Explorations in the City of Mosaics provides clues about the excavation methods and archiving techniques of the 1930s. A catalog published by Koç University Press—containing a brief history of Antioch, a history of the excavations, and a selection of the excavation photographs—accompanies the exhibition. Click here to buy online.