Byzantine Ephesus

Projekt Leader: A. Pülz

In spite of the fact that excavations have taken place at Ephesos for more than 100 years, the understanding of the city for the period after the 4th century A.D. remains very fragmentary. Due to the general interest of research (the examination of the classical antiquity), the Byzantine structures have been of little importance for a long time. This view has changed considerably, though. In the past decades the research of the Late Antique-Byzantine period and its material legacy has attracted more notice.

In close cooperation with the Austrian Archaeological Institute (PD Dr. S. Ladstätter) two research projects are in progress.

The 'Byzantine Palace'   The Late Antique - Early Byzantine residential quarters