Metropolis Excavations 2020

Production Will Start Again in Metropolis with Technology from Twenty Centuries Ago

Metropolis Excavations 2020

Production Will Start Again in Metropolis with Technology from Twenty Centuries Ago

As a result of the excavations and researches carried out in recent years, works are underway to make reproductions of production tools regarding social life and means of living in Metropolis. It is planned to reconstruct the olive oil stone press, which is one of the production tools located near the ancient city, with the materials and techniques in its own period and to reproduce olive oil, the main means of living of the city, with the technology of 2,000 years ago.  

The glass furnace, which was built in the past excavation season and built on the basis of ancient technology information, is planned to be operated in the 2020 excavation season and it is planned to reproduce the special Metropolis glasses produced about 1,500 years ago.

With experimental archeology studies, it is aimed to bring forth the production activities in Metropolis using ancient technology methods and to engage the visitors in the experimental production stage.

In Metropolis, known as the “City of the Mother Goddess”, excavations will be initiated this year in the residential area between the Hellenistic Theater and the House with the Peristyle Courtyard, which is thought to be where the high-income families of Metropolis resided. The two cistern structures in the Acropolis, which is vital for water and the storage of water, the main necessity of the people living in the city, will be completely cleared.

Works will be initiated to identify the Ares Temple, which is the most important point of the city since the Hellenistic period and is one of the rarest building types in Ancient Architecture. Clearing the cisterns in this area is of great importance for revealing important information, findings and historical artifacts of the temple.

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