Antioch on the Orontes | RCAC, Istanbul
Koç University, Istanbul
Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations
28 February- 20 April 2014
Curated by Murat Akar, this exhibition tells the story of how archaeologists unearthed findings from the most brilliant period in the history of Antioch, one of the most important political and cultural centers of the Hellenistic Orient and one of the great metropolises of the Roman Empire.
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—will accompany the exhibition.
Workmen scrub and scrape mosaic panels to remove soil accretions. The panels lying on the ground are covered with wet burlap sacks to soften the paper and cloth facing that was glued to the mosaics in the field before they were lifted from their find spots, 9 May 1936, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University